Flower #1: wild carrot

This flower was found in a prairie area in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 220 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace  Scientific name: Daucus carota

Corolla:  number of petals 5  separate or  fused? separate

Calyx:    number of sepals 5 separate or fused? separate

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 1) unicarpellate
How can you tell? There appears to only be 1 central ovary, stigma, style visible

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

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

Additional distinctive features: appears to have an umbellate form

 

Flower #2: common hosta

This flower was found in a mulch bed in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 342 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name common hosta  Scientific name: Hosta sieboldiana

Corolla:  number of petals 6  separate or  fused? separate

Calyx:    number of sepals 3 separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 6 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =1) unicarpellate
How can you tell? Appears to be a single carpel in the center

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

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

 

Flower #3: swamp rose mallow

This flower was found in a mulch bed in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 214 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name swamp rose mallow  Scientific name: Hibiscus moscheutos

Corolla:  number of petals 5  separate or  fused? seperate

Calyx:    number of sepals 5 separate or fused? seperate

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =1) unicarpellate
How can you tell? Appears to be a single carpel in the center

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

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

 

Flower #4: common pokeweed

This flower was found in brush along a fence line in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 200 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: common pokeweed Scientific name: Phytolacca decandra

Corolla:  number of petals 0  separate or  fused? n/a

Calyx:    number of sepals 5 separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 10 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 10) apocarpous
How can you tell? There appears to be many carpels each seperated

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

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

Additional distinctive features: stems of plant has has a distinctive bright pink/purple color

 

Flower #5: black-eyed susan

This flower was found in prairie area line in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 374 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: black-eyed susan Scientific name: Rudbeckia hirta

Corolla:  number of petals numerous separate or  fused? separate

Calyx:    number of sepals 12 separate or fused? separate

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 1) unicarpellate
How can you tell? There appears to be a sigle carpel per flower

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

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

 

Flower #6: bull thistle

This flower was found in the brush along a fence line in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 430 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: bull thistle Scientific name: Cirsium vulgare

Corolla:  number of petals numerous separate or  fused? separate

Calyx:    number of sepals separate or fused? separate

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2) syncarpous
How can you tell? There appears to be a couple of seperated carpels

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

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

 

Flower #7: oxeye daisy

This flower was found in the brush along a fence line in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 390 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: oxeye daisy Scientific name: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Corolla:  number of petals 22 separate or  fused? separate

Calyx:    number of sepals 22 separate or fused? separate

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

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2) syncarpous
How can you tell? There appears to be a couple of seperated carpels

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

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

 

Flower #8: New-England aster

This flower was found in the brush along a fence line in Northwest Columbus near the OSU Don Scott Airport:

It is on page 460 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: New-England aster Scientific name: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Corolla:  number of petals 40 separate or  fused? separate

Calyx:    number of sepals 40 separate or fused? separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 4 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? separate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels = 2) syncarpous
How can you tell? There appears to be a couple of seperated carpels

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

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