Flower identification

Flower family characterization

Different flower families have different biological makeups.

 

Aster

Sunflower-like: petals surround middle

 

Buttercup

Numerous stamens

 buttercup

Carrot

Umbles with umbles

Hollow stems

Palmately compound leaves

 carrot

Heath

Joined/bell-shaped or free petals

Five sepals, 10 stamens

 heath

Iris

inferior ovary

radially symmetrical

 iris

Lily

Superior ovary

Radially symmetrical

 lily

Mint

Square stems

Opposite leaves

 mint

Mustard

Superior ovary

Four petals

 mustard

Orchid

Inferior ovary

Bilaterally symmetrical

 orchid

Pea

2 petals joined, 3 free

Irregularly-shaped petals

 pea

Rose

Numerous stamens

 rose

Violet

Differently shaped petals; 2 upper, 2 side, 1 lower

 violet

 

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