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Aplogia Botany

Chapter 3 Vocabulary - Exploring Creation with Botany

Herbivores Animals that eat only plants
Carnivores Animals that eat only meat
Dissecting When you take something apart to study it
Anatomy The study of the different parts of a living thing
Stamen Little stalks or poles that all look the same (male)
Filament The pole of the stamen (male)
Anther The enlarged part at the top of every filament covered with pollen (male)
Sepal Green leaf-like points under the petals
Calyx All of the sepals together
Carpel The female part of the flower
Stigma The sticky head at the top of the carpel. It is designed to catch any pollen that touches it (female)
Style The long tube that holds the stigma (female)
Ovary The very bottom part of the carpel (female)
Ovules Little egg-shaped structures inside the ovary
Composite flowers Hundreds of flowers on one stalk. Each tiny flower in the center has its own tiny stamens and carpet with ovules deep within
Ray flowers Composite flowers like Daisies, Asters, Sunflowers and Dandelions
Venus Flytrap Most famous of all the carnivorous plants
Bladderwort Carnivorous plant that looks perfectly normal from above, but has traps that hang below the water (carnivorous)
Pitcher Plant Has vase-like tubes that grow straight up from its grass-like stems (carnivorous)
Sundews Has sticky goo on the ends of the flower stalks (carnivorous)
Created by: kalldrin