Flower Structure

Here is a general look at the structure of a flower for you to review. The narrator also discusses how pollenation uses these parts in order to fertilize the flower. It will also relate this to the development of fruit.

The following videos show the blooming of several different flowers so that you can see the reproductive parts. Try pausing the movies once they bloom and see if you can identify all the different parts that we have covered.


Lily (really cool…you can see the pollen show up as anthers ripen; it also has very distinct male and female structures)

Orchid (Time lapse of an orchid blooming. The images were taken over a period of about 60 hours. Initially it was one image every 30 minutes, then every 15 minutes once it started to open.)


Cactus Flower