Unformatted text preview: The ovules when fertilized will become seeds, while the whole ovary will be the fruit. The receptacle is the expanded end of the flower stalk. All the parts of the flower are attached to the receptacle. Nectaries are swellings, often at the base of the ovary or on the receptacle, which produce a sugary solution called nectar. Insects visit the flower and drink or collect this nectar. petal (yellow) anther filament stamen receptacle stigma and style ovule carpel sepal flower stalk Flower structure - Half flower of the Buttercup © D.G. Mackean nectary ovary The half-flower A drawing of a half-flower is a convenient method of representing flower structure. The flower is cut in halves with a razor blade. The outline of the cut surface is drawn, and the structures visible behind these are filled in....
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- Flower structure, D.G. Mackean