Wildflowers - Flower Parts
(Number of Petals)
|The number of petals a flower has can be an important key to identifying the flower.
Newcombe's Wildflower Guide is based on this concept.|
An important thing to remember about this concept is that the "number of petals" represents the number of apparent petals.
This is not necessarily the botanically-correct number of petals. Oftentimes what appear to be petals are actually sepals or bracts.
It is an aid to identification, not a botanical classification.
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