Unformatted text preview: ovule in the ovary. In some compositae, the outer florets with conspicuous petals have no reproductive organs and are said to be ‘sterile’ florets. It is the inner florets, each with a tube of tiny petals, which carry the reproductive organs .The various daisies are examples of this type of inflorescence. 5 joined petals stigma style 5 joined anthers filament sepals (reduced to hairs) ovary Single floret of dandeli on single flower (floret) the outer florets are sterile (i.e. no reproductive organs) only the inner florets have stamens and ovaries A hawkweed inflorescence A daisy inflorescence © D.G. Mackean...
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- Fall '11
- Plants, Asteraceae, reproductive organs, Compositae, outer florets