Wednesday, November 04, 2009
stamens and pistils everywhere!
looking down at our table of four on the first night of botanical illustration class. as my classmate said when we observed the mess of our dissections, flower carnage. she was glad her plants at home weren't there to witness it. the peeling off of sepals, petals, stamens and pistils and the cutting open of the ovary to locate the ovule. it was fun. we learned about complete and incomplete flowers; perfect, aka bisexual flowers (i like that the bisexuals are perfect); imperfect, aka unisexual flowers; superior and inferior ovaries and more.
anu tuominen (wow) found via camilla.