ICTeachers Photo Library
Science Topics: Flowers, Fruit and Seeds
Page 1

All the photographs on these pages are free for you to access and use.  Click on a thumbnail to see the picture full size. The photograph will open up in a separate window.

If you are using MS Internet Explorer you can download a picture to your own computer by right clicking on it and choosing Save picture as.... If you are using a different browser the method may be different.

All the photos in the ICTeachers Photo Library have been freely given by the photographers, who retain ownership of them. You may use them as long as:

  1. you do not charge for them;

  2. you acknowledge their source.

bluebells.jpg bluebellfruit.jpg broccoli.jpg crocus_stigma.jpg clematis_flr.jpg
Bluebells flowers have 6 petals fused into a tube. Insects must crawl right in to get at the nectar. Notice the strap shaped leaves. After the flowers have finished the seeds form inside these fruits. Each fruit has three compartments. A head of purple sprouting broccoli. Like a cauliflower head the broccoli is a bunch of flower buds. A crocus flower, clearly showing the stamens and stigma. You can also clearly see pollen grains both on the stamens and some brushed onto the petals. Clematis flowers have four petals but many stamens and stigmas. This photo clearly shows the arrangement of parts.
Mike Freedman Mike Freedman Mike Freedman Mike Freedman Mike Freedman
143Kb 148Kb 106Kb 109Kb 159Kb
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds 2Flowers, Fruit and Seeds 3
Return to Photo Index
columbine1.jpg columbinenectaries.jpg cocksfoot.jpg dandelionclock.jpg
Columbine is also known as Aquilegia. Its petals have long, horn shaped nectaries. Bees and other insects crawl right inside and cannot avoid rubbing against the stamens and styles as they do so. Cocksfoot grass. Grasses are wind-pollinated so their flowers are not adapted to attract insects. 2 views of dandelion clocks. Each "fairy" is a fruit which is perfectly adapted for dispersal by the wind.
Mike Freedman Mike Freedman Mike Freedman
117Kb 125Kb 117Kb 164Kb 99Kb
 
Hollyhock. This large flower grows on a tall spike which can be well over 2 metres tall. Bumble bees love them. There is a photo of a bumble bee feeding on a hollyhock flower on our animals page. Here, a couple of hollyhock flowers just beginning to open. Notice how the petals are curled. Nigella, or Love-in-a-mist grows abundantly in gardens. In this photo you can clearly see the stamens and long, curly styles. Nigella seeds can, apparently, be used in cookery and rabbits love the taste of the leaves. Later in the year Nigella flowers give way to these large inflated seed heads, containing large numbers of tiny black seeds. When the heads dry the seeds are shaken out of little opening near the top (see second photo) when the wind blows or the stalks are knocked by passing animals.
Mike Freedman
219Kb 140Kb 90Kb 147Kb 117Kb

Flowers, Fruit and Seeds 2Flowers, Fruit and Seeds 3
Return to Photo Index


ICTeachers Ltd www.icteachers.co.uk
ICTeachers is the Trade Mark of ICTeachers Ltd
 
Contact us

This page was last updated on 26 October 2007