FlowersFlowers are the essential parts of higher plants, as they are necessary to fruit and seed formation. Some flowers are beautiful and fragrant, while others are neither; some are large and showy, but emit a disagreeable odor.
The part of the flower which attracts the eye is usually the corolla, formed of the separate or united petals, which vary in size, form, and color.
Somewhere near the base of the corolla are found the nectaries or glands which secrete the nectar so highly appreciated by insects and from which nectar the bee makes its honey.
Flowers of different species of plants open or develop at different periods of the season of active growth. Some open early in spring, while others do not develop until late in the fall.
Double flowers (culture products of gardens, etc.) are generally considered more handsome than the wild, unchanged, or normal flowers.
Flowers are of very many patterns, and it must not be supposed that there is any special pattern for them all.
There are four parts which belong to flowers in general, and they are repeated in various flowers in numberless ways, or one or more of the parts may be omitted.
Blue Spring Daisy
Canadian Tick Trefoil
Fleur De Lis
Forget Me Not
Lily of the Valley
Purple Fringed Orchis
Purple Virgins Bower
Scarlet Painted Cup
Wild Blue Phlox
Wild Yellow Lily