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Blane Smith Botany 104 November 12, 2007 Flowers and Fruits P: In our last lab, we investigated many different types of flowers and fruits. We were first told to dissect, draw and label the external structure of a Lilly. We had to label the peduncle, receptacle, calyx, sepals, corolla, stamens, and other important parts of the flower. After drawing and labeling the flower, we were then instructed to investigate different kinds of fruits such as plums, avocados, peppers, bananas, apples, and acorns. From this lab, we learned a fruit is what the ovary turns into when the seeds form. Fruits are designed to disperse the seeds away from the parent plant and some can be juicy and some can be dry. U: In this lab, we didn’t really have any errors except when trying to identify
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Unformatted text preview: different types of fruits. I knew what most of the fruits were but I had a hard time identifying if they were berries, drupes, or pomes. When we went through it together, I then understood why each belonged in its specified group. N: from this lab, I learned a few new things about fruits. I learned that fruits are actually the ovary of the plant and they are what hold the seeds for dispersal. Some plants even want their fruit to be eaten because they need to undergo the process of scarification to allow water to penetrate the seeds coat. The way plants reproduce and disperse their seeds is very interesting and almost impossible to believe, especially when a sperm cell is able to elongate to reach the ovary....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BOTANY, SO 104 taught by Professor Schmitz during the Spring '08 term at Community College of Baltimore County.

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