FLOWER ANALYSIS WORKSHEET

Flower #1

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Glen Echo Ravine, a wet deciduous forest in an urban part of Columbus

It is on page 104 in Peterson Wildflowers or page ____ in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs‚ (if applicable).

Common name pale jewelweed‚ Scientific name: Impatiens pallida

Corolla: number of petals 5separate or‚ fused? Several petals are fused, yes

Calyx: number of sepals 3 separate or fused? Separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 5 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? All arranged/fused around the pistil

Gynoecium type: Syncarpous. unicarpellate, apocarpous, or‚ syncarpous (and # of carpels =2)
How can you tell? When I split open the pistil I think there were 2 chambers.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or‚ perigynous or epigynous? Hypogynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)? Zygomorphic

Additional distinctive features: Also known as touch-me-not, since the seed pods explode at a touch. Pretty fun. Also a good backcountry poison ivy cure, crunch up some leaves and rub them where you’ve been exposed.

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Flower #2

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Someone’s garden, Indianola Ave, Columbus

It is on page  102 in Peterson Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs‚ (if applicable).

Common name yellow day-lily‚ Scientific name: Hemerocallis flava

Corolla: number of petals 3separate or‚ fusedSeparate

Calyx:‚ number of sepals 3 separate or fused? Separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 6 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? 4 tall, 2 short (super long thing in the image is ovule)

Gynoecium type: Syncarpus. unicarpellate, apocarpous, or‚ syncarpous (and # of carpels =3)
How can you tell? 1 pistil, 3 chambers when cut open.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or‚ perigynous or epigynous? Perigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)? Zygomorphic

Additional distinctive features: Native to Asia, a common garden flower/escapee here

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Flower #3

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Glen Echo Ravine, Columbus. Wet deciduous forest in a ravine surrounded by an urban environment.

It is on page 316 in Peterson Wildflowers or page in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs‚ (if applicable).

Common name great lobelia‚ Scientific name: Lobelia siphilitica

Corolla: number of petals 5separate or‚ fused? Fused

Calyx: number of sepals 5 separate or fused? Fused

Adroecium: number of stamens 5 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused

Gynoecium type: Syncarpous unicarpellate, apocarpous, or‚ syncarpous (and # of carpels =2)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) When cut open, 2 separate chambers

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or‚ perigynous or epigynous? Epigynous 

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)? Zygomorphic

Additional distinctive features: Uh. Looks neat!

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Flower #4

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Someone’s garden, Indianola Ave, Columbus

It is on page 296 in Peterson Wildflowers or page ______in( Petrides Trees & Shrubs (if applicable).

Common name autumn stonecrop‚ Scientific name: Hylotelephium telephium

Corolla: number of petals 5separate or‚ fused? separate

Calyx: number of sepals 3 separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 5, separate separate, fused or arranged in any special way?

Gynoecium type: Syncarpus, 3 unicarpellate, apocarpous, or‚ syncarpous
How can you tell? Pistil has multiple chambers with seeds, (I think) 3 total

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or‚ perigynous or epigynous? Hypogynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)?

Actinomorphic

Additional distinctive features: This flower has succulent waxy leaves. It is non-native

This is probably Daisy Fleabane, Erigeron annus. Seen in an open scrubby area near Glen Echo Ravine, it’s actually not an aster! Very weedy and common, but I don’t mind given how pretty it is.

This is wingstem flower, Verbesina alternifolia. It’s an aster, and apparently pretty good for pollinators. Seen in Glen Echo Ravine.

This is a Solidago goldenrod, likely the species Solidago flexicaulus. Goldenrods are easy to ID as goldenrods, but hard to ID to species. I chose flexicaulus based off of habitat and range and general likelihood.

This is a true forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides. Beautiful tiny flowers, and I believe the state flower of Alaska. Seen along Indianola Ave growing wild, near Glen Echo Ravine.