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Explain how each of the flower parts (petals,pistil, stamen, stigma, ovule, ovary, filament, anther,style) work in reproducing the flower.

My answer: The petals are there to attract pollinators. A pollinator, like a bee, goes to a flower for nectar and gets pollen itself from the anther, which produces pollen. The filament supports the anther. The pollinator then goes to another flower, and the pollen on its body sticks to the stigma of that other flower. The pollen goes through the style, a tube that carries the pollen to the ovary which contains an ovule. The ovule gets fertilized by the pollen and therefore a seed is released.

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  1. Here is how I would have written it

    When going into each part of a flower they all have their own way in the reproductive system of the plant. They all have their own ways of reproduction in the flower. When using all of them come together they all make the flower reproduce.

    The Petals
    The petals are used to attract the pollinators to the flower. These pollinators consist of bees, butterflies, flies and even humans. Many plants need pollinators to be able to reproduce. This helps the plant reproduce because it attracts the pollinators which spread their seeds which allow them to reproduce.

    The pistil
    The pistil is the female reproductory organ of a flower that is responsible for capturing pollen, the male counterpart of the sexual reproduction with flowers, and potentially produce seeds. The fact that this pistil is sticky allows the pollen to actually adhere to this organ and migrate to its interior and sexual reproduction to happen.

    The stamen
    When pollen from a plant's stamen is transferred to a different plant's stigma, it is called cross-pollination. Cross-pollination produces stronger plants. The plants must be of the same species.

    The stigma
    The stigma's primary function is to receive and trap pollen. When pollen lands on the stigma, it's called pollination. The pollen travels to the stigma by wind action or by pollinators that go from flower to flower, carrying pollen grains with them. Pollinators include bees, hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies and other insects.

    The Ovule
    Male flowers contain pollen, and female flowers contain a receptacle for the pollen called an ovule. When bees or other insects transfer the pollen from one kind of flower to the other, the pollen joins itself to egg cells inside the ovule, and the combined cell is considered fertilized.

    The ovary
    Botanists call the female structures of the plant the gynoecium or pistil, which includes the stigma, style and ovary. Pollen clings to the stigma, where it journeys down to fertilize the seed inside the ovary. The pistil emerges as a single stalk at the center of the flower.

    The filament
    In most flowers, the filaments are easily seen and arise from the center of the flower. The filament serves a structural purpose to the reproduction of the plant by extending the anthers and making the pollen more accessible to pollinating animals, such as hummingbirds and honeybees.
    The anther
    Reproduction in flowering plants begins with pollination, the transfer of pollen from anther to stigma on the same flower or to the stigma of another flower on the same plant (self-pollination) or from the anther on one plant to the stigma of another plant (cross pollination)

    Hopefully this helps you and sorry for taking so long to write this

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  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me. This is very helpful! :)

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  3. I liked the way you wrote it, because it's kind of telling a story about how to parts of the flower work. You can do it either way, really, but I think if you did it your way it would sound more personal and not like you copied it lol

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  4. Ha ha yes, but I do not intend on copying of course. I will use the details to make a paragraph, because my teacher doesn't want an essay for an answer!

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