Dissection (4 of 4)

Cornus Canadensis (Canadian Bunchberry)

Family: Cornaceae

Habitat:

Leaves:

 

Overview (6 whorled leaves):

Flowers:

Petals:

Center of flower (within are individual flowers with pedicels, pistils, and stamens):

Pistils:

Stamens from a single pistil:

 

 

One comment

  1. Great job on the bunchberry dissection. Those white floral parts are actually bracts that subtend the flowers. Each of the flowers has 5 tiny petals and the ovary is inferior. Bunchberries are closely related to Hydrangeas, there you can see the bracts even more, it gives the appearance of a larger “flower” to a pollinator, and thus when they come and visit they can get a lot of the small flowers pollinated.

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