Unformatted text preview: Seed and Flower Dissection Conclusion From Labs 10a and 10c The purpose of Labs 10a and 10c was to see first hand the differences and similarities in structures of flowers and seeds to make inferences about them according to “form fits function.” Flowers tested include a purple lily, a white rose, a yellow rose, an Impatient, and an African Lilly. The dissections showed that not all plants have sepals, the leaf-like parts of plants that protect the female and male organs before the plant blooms. This could be because some plants, like the African lily can depend on their own petals for protection, therefore deeming sepals unnecessary. Another variable characteristic among plants tested is the number petals. Roses tended to have many petals, ranging from 20 to over 50, while both lilies had only 6 petals. This is because Lily’s are monocots, and all monocots have petals in multiples of three. Another is because Lily’s are monocots, and all monocots have petals in multiples of three....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Posh during the Summer '11 term at San Mateo Colleges.
- Summer '11