Presentation on theme: "Flowers Their main jobs for the plant are: Develop into seeds & fruits"— Presentation transcript:
1 Flowers Their main jobs for the plant are: Develop into seeds & fruits = Sexual reproductionReproduce the plantAttract pollinators
2 3 Stages of Plant Growth Stages of growth Juvenile - when a plant first starts to grow from a seed.Reproductive – when plant produces flowers, seeds and fruits (any plant with flowers)Dormant – when a plant rests or grows very little if any.
3 Flowers - Develop into seeds & fruit 1. Sepals -Green parts that cover & protect flower bud before it opens and are at the base of the flowers once bloomingSepals
4 2. PetalsAre really leaves that are modified to attract insects for flower pollination, the pretty part we call flowers.They are bright &colorful to attractbirds & bees
5 Filament - short stalk that holds up the anther so the bees can get it 3. Stamen - the male flower part that includes 2 parts:AntherFilament - short stalk that holds up the anther so the bees can get itFilament2. Anther - a sac-like structure that contains pollen (the male sex cells or gametes)
6 Male parts anther filament Anther + Filament = Stamen See the pollen???
7 4. Pistil - the female flower part Female parts: PistilMale parts: Stamen1. Ovules - the eggs or female sex cells that become seeds if fertilized
8 2) Ovary: holds the ovules or future seeds If ovules are fertilized, the ovary becomes a fruit or seed coat.So when you eat a fruit, it is the ovary of the flower!Ovary
9 Pistil (continued)3. Style – long tube that holds up the stigma & connects it to the ovary. Pollen travels down this tube to get to the ovulesStyle
10 4. Stigma - sticky part on top of style where insects leave pollen