Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale, COMPOSITAE family 1. Habitat- well drained forest hillside with alder, fireweed, grass, wild geranium and Rosa acicularis. 2. Leaves, basal rosette of long toothed leaves. 3. Flowers, solitary. 4. Compound florets. 5. Fruits, achene. 6. Petals, single petal and stamen per floret. 7. Sepals, 11 deeply bisected. 8. …


This flower is a night shade and if from the subfamily Solanoideae, it is a sister plant to Nicotianoideae. This was a plant that sprung up and grows wild on my property in California. As you can see the leaves are all very similar in shape and the flowers are unique in the fact that they sprout as one pedal in a solid umbrella fashion. There are 5 points on the septal


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Rosa acicularis dissection 2/4

Rosa acicularis, family ROSACEAE 1. Habitat- well drained hillside with alder, birch, wild geranium, and high bush cranberries. 2. Leaves, odd pinnate with simply serrate leaflets. 3. Inflorescence- flowers solitary 4. Flowers, perfect, actinomorphic, 5-merous. 5. Fruits- none present. 6. Five petals. 7. Five sepals. 8. Many stamen. 9. Indehiscent …

Dissection (2 of 4)

Pyrola Asarifolia (Bog Wintergreen) Habitat: Inflorescence/flowers (as you can see there are not a lot of leaves except for the small attachment at the base of the pedicel) : Petals (note adnation of stamens fused with petals) : Sepals: Stamens: Carpel: Pistil: Ovary:  


It’s something of a mess but these are my dissections of four different flowers found at UAF’s campus. The fours dissections are of Ox-Eyed Daisies (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum), Bleeding Heart Flowers (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), Lilacs (Syringa pubescens), and a white flower from a shurb outside of Moore Hall at UAF I couldn’t …