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What are the functions of the sepals, petals, anthers, and carpels?



Asked by Elvin, Last updated: Feb 13, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

Petals - large, colourful and scented to attract insects for pollination. nectar guides are present to direct insects to the ovary. green for photosynthesis.2. sepals - green and leaf like structures to protect the flower bud3. anthers - contain pollen sacs which make and release pollen grains. each pollen grain contains a male gamete.4. carpels - made up of stigma, style and ovules. stigma receive pollen during pollination. style connects to the ovary containing ovules. ovules/ovary contain female gametes
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E. Stanley

E. StanleyTechnical writer, Indianapolis
Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered on Feb 13, 2019

Sepals are the small leaf-like pieces that form the outer section of the flower, and therefore protect the flower in its bud stage before it blossoms. The petal layer is located just above the sepal layer. Petals are large, colourful and scented to attract insects for pollination. and nectar guides are present to direct insects to the ovary.

Anthers are one part of the stamen (the other being the filament), which are the male parts of the flower. The anthers contain pollen sacs which make and release pollen grains; each pollen grain contains a male gamete.

Carpels are the female part of the flower and are made up of stigma, style and ovules. Stigma receives pollen during pollination, style connects to the ovary containing ovules, and ovules/ovary contain female gametes.

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