FLOWERS

Myosotis

This flower was found at the Highbanks Metro Park just off the riverbank in moist soil.

It is on page 194 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Forget-Me-Nots or Scorpion grasses. Scientific name: Myosotis L.

Corolla:  number of petals 5. separate or  fused? Fused

Calyx:    number of sepals 5. separate or fused? Fused for half their length, then separate.

Adroecium: number of stamens 5. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Separate.

Gynoecium type:  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2)
Ovules are two per carpel.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous.

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular).

Additional distinctive features: Light blue small flowers, yellow center with hairs on the calyx. And the base of the petals lay flat.

 

Erigeron strigosus

This flower was found at the Highbanks Metro Park near the entrance of the near no shade and dry soil.

It is on page 382 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Common Fleabane, daisy fleabane or frost-root. Scientific name: Erigeron strigosus

Corolla:  number of petals 50-100. separate or  fused? Separate.

Calyx:    number of sepals 10+ separate or fused? Fused

Adroecium: number of stamens 5. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Separate

Gynoecium type: apocarpous (and # of carpels = 2)

Flower type/ovary position: perigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular)

Additional distinctive features: Composite flowers with hairy stems and leaves

 

Cornus florida L.

This flower was found at Homestead Metro Park near the entrance of the woods in a partly shady area.

It is on page 166 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Flowering Dogwood. Scientific name: Cornus florida L.

Corolla:  number of petals 4. separate or  fused? Separate.

Calyx:    number of sepals 4. separate or fused? Fused.

Adroecium: number of stamens 4. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Separate.

Gynoecium type: syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2)

Ovules are two per carpel.

Flower type/ovary position: epigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular).

Additional distinctive features: Small, greenish/yellow flower clusters in the center of four large pinkish petals.

 

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea - Echinacea - Seeds

This flower was found at Homestead Metro Park in the middle of a field with dry soil.

It is on page 382 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Purple coneflower. Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea.

Corolla:  number of petals 5. separate or  fused? Fused

Calyx:    number of sepals 5. separate or fused? Separate.

Adroecium: number of stamens 5. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused.

Gynoecium type: apocarpous (and # of carpels = 2)

Ovules are two per carpel.

Flower type/ovary position: epigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular).

Additional distinctive features: Leaves are long and smooth on a partly-winged stalk.

 

Stylophorum diphyllum

This flower was found in the Highbanks Metro Park off the riverbank in a moist and partly shaded area.

It is on page 162 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Celandine poppy or woods poppy. Scientific name: Stylophorum diphyllum.

Corolla:  number of petals 4. separate or  fused? Separate.

Calyx:    number of sepals 2. separate or fused? Separate.

Adroecium: number of stamens 10+. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Free Stamens but fused carpels.

Gynoecium type: syncarpous (and # of carpels = 4)

Flower type/ovary position: perigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular).

Additional distinctive features: Seed capsules are hairless, narrowly cylindrical and erect.

 

Tradescantia ohiensis

This flower was found at the Highbanks Metro park near the riverside.

It is on page 120 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Ohio Spiderwort. Scientific name: Tradescantia ohiensis.

Corolla:  number of petals 3. separate or  fused? Separate.

Calyx:    number of sepals 3. separate or fused? Separate.

Adroecium: number of stamens 6. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Separate.

Gynoecium type: syncarpous (and # of carpels = 3)

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous

Flower symmetry: zygomorphic (irregular).

Additional distinctive features: Has clusters of three-petaled one inch flowers.

 

Iris versicolor

This flower was found in the Highbanks Metro Park near the riverside in moist soil.

It is on page 120 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name blue flag, harlequin blueflag, or northern blue flag. Scientific name: Iris versicolor.

Corolla:  number of petals 6. separate or  fused? Fused

Calyx:    number of sepals 6. separate or fused? Fused

Adroecium: number of stamens 3. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused.

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate (and # of carpels =2)

Flower type/ovary position: perigynous.

Flower symmetry: zygomorphic (irregular).

Additional distinctive features: Veined sepals that are yellow near the base.

 

Alliaria petiolate

This flower was found at Highbanks Metro Park just off the riverbanks in moist water.

It is on page 138 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name Garlic Mustard.  Scientific name Alliaria petiolate.

Corolla:  number of petals 4.  separate or fused? Separate

Calyx:    number of sepals 4. separate or fused? Separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 6. separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused

Gynoecium type: syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2)

Flower type/ovary position: perigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular).

Additional distinctive features: The leaves are kidney-shaped and scalloped on the edges.