Part 1:

Flower #1

This flower was found at Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

It is on page 248 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name: Garden Phlox‚ Scientific name: Phlox paniculata

Corolla:  number of petals five, fused.

Calyx:    number of sepals five, fused.

Androecium: number of stamens five.

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate

Flower type/ovary position: perigynous

Flower symmetry: radially

Fruit type: capsule splitting

Infloresence type: pannicle

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Flower #2

This flower was found at Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

It is on page 200 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name: Pokeweed‚ Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

Corolla:  number of petals zero.

Calyx: number of sepals five separate.

Androecium: number of stamens 10 separate.

Gynoecium type: syncarpous ( # of carpels = 10, # pistils = 1)

Flower type/ovary position: superior ovary

Flower symmetry: radially

Fruit type: berry

Infloresence type: Raceme

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Flower #3

This flower was found at Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

It is on page 160 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name: Teasel  Scientific name: Dipsacus sylvestris

Corolla:  number of petals four, fused

Calyx:   number of sepals four, fused.

Androecium: number of stamens four, fused.

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate (and # of carpels = 2, pistil = 1)

Flower type/ovary position: epigynous, Inferior ovary

Flower symmetry: bilaterally symmetrical

Fruit type: Achene

Infloresence type: capitulum

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Flower #4

This flower was found at Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

It is on page 220 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers.

Common name: Queen Anne’s Lace‚ Scientific name: Daucus carota

Corolla:  number of petals five, separate.

Calyx:   number of sepals fused.

Adroecium: number of stamens five, separate.

Gynoecium type: syncarpous (multiple carpels, fused)

Flower type/ovary position: epigynous, ovary inferior.

Flower symmetry: radially symmetrical.

Fruit type: capsule

Infloresence type: Umbel

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Part 2

Flower #1

Scientific name: Cichorium intybus,  Common name: Chicory

Location: Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

Newcomb’s Wildflowers: pg 382

Interesting details: Chicory root can be roasted and ground to impart additional colour, body, and bitterness to coffee; in the United States this practice is especially popular in the city of New Orleans. – https://www.britannica.com/plant/chicory 

Flower #2

Scientific name: Solidago rigida   Common name: Stiff Goldenrod

Location: Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

Newcomb’s Wildflowers: pg 450

Interesting details: Bees love them (see picture above) No joke, their were thousands of bees in this meadow full of Goldenrod.

 

Flower #3

Scientific name: Cirsium discolor Common name: Field Thistle

Location: Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

Newcomb’s Wildflowers: pg 430

Interesting details: Flowers billow out from a narrow base, forming a distinctive mushroom shape. The flower base has overlapping green bracts with white center-lines and sharply angled, thin needle like spines. Field thistle can be found blooming from late summer to fall, with individual plants bloom for about a month. – https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_cidi.pdf

Flower #4

Scientific name: Oxalis corniculata  Common name: Creeping Wood Sorrel

Location: Homestead Metro park: Hilliard, Ohio (meadow)

Newcomb’s Wildflowers: pg 246

Interesting details: Oxalis has clover-like leaves composed of 3 triangular or rounded leaflets.