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flower : a shoot of the sporophyte of a higher plant that is modified for reproduction and consists of a shortened axis bearing modified leaves ; especially : one of a seed plant differentiated into a calyx, corolla, stamens, and carpels (flower, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords


Poinsettia Care

Choosing and Caring for Poinsettias

The Poinsettia Pages (University of Illinois)


common classification
flower blank.gif treeblank.gifor blank.gif land (embryophyte, terrestial)blank.gif water (aquatic) blank.gif air (epiphytic)

technical classification
blank.gifangiosperm (flower dicotyledonblank.gifmonocotyledon) blank.gifgymnosperm (cone)
blank.gifpteridophyta (fern, club moss) blank.gif bryophyta (moss, liverwort, hornwort)


Parts of a Flower Tutorial


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  1. ^ flower. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 5, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower