FLOWER: virtual reality panorama of a simplified model of a generalised flower with main structures labelled. To interact, simply click on the image and move cursor about. Use the + and - buttons to zoom in and out.

Flowers: are the reproductive apparatus of flowering plants (angiosperms). This image shows a generalised structure of an imaginary plant. The most obvious parts of a flower are the petals, shown here in brilliant pink. These are often colourful and can attract insects to help in pollination. Pollen is shown leaving the anthers at upper left and pollen is shown landing on the stigma at top middle.

Flower Structure:

In some flowers, the sepals and petals are almost identical (e.g. lily).

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