Flower Parts and Functions

2017-01-31T12:46:43+00:00

Have you ever wondered what makes a flower a flower?  Did you know that the flower is actually made up of female and male parts?  Yes, that is correct.  Many flowers have male parts and female parts.  We’ll start with the male part first. The male part of the flower is known as the stamen.  The [...]

Anatomy of the Leaf

2017-01-26T11:23:44+00:00

The leaf is a good deal more complex than many would assume.  Their daily functions are spectacular and give us a lot of insight as to how a plant uses leaves to manufacture complex enzymes, proteins, vitamins, sugars, etc. from the  nutrients it takes up through its roots.  We’ll start with the epidermis.  The epidermis is [...]

Anatomy of the Leaf pt. 2

2017-01-26T11:24:54+00:00

The epidermis of the leaf has unique features that aid in the survival of the plant.  We are going to take a look into some of these unique features inside the lower epidermis of the leaf, starting with the outer protective layer of the epidermis.  It’s waxy to help prevent water loss, and that wax or [...]