This page is all about flowers and fruits!

FRUITS

The above pictured fruit is from a tree called Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra. The buckeye is a nut surrounded by a fleshy covering. The inflorescence is cyme.

The above pictured fruit is a berry from a guelder-rose shrub. This plant is an invasive that has spread across Ohio. The inflorescence is umbel.

The above pictured fruit is from Ironweed, Vernonia fasiculata. The fruit pictures is an achene. The inflorescence is umbel.

The above pictured fruit is a walnut from a black walnut tree, Juglans nigra. This fruit is a fibrous drupe. The inflorescence is cyme.

FLOWERS

Bluemink – Ageratum houstonianum

These flowers are radially symmetrical, no fusion, and too many petals to count. The ovary is superior and the gynoecium is unicarpellate. This plant was found in a pasture and the inflorescence type is umbel.

Chicory – Cichorium intybus

These flowers are radially symmetrical, have no fusion, and 14 petals.  The ovary is superior, the gynoecium is syncarpous, and the plant was found in a pasture. The inflorescence type is cyme.

Prairie ironwood – Vernonia fasciculata

These flowers are radially symmetrical, no fusion of parts, with around 13 petals. The ovary is superior and the gynoecium is syncarpous. This plant was found in a pasture and the inflorescence is pannicle.

The above pictured wildflower is called field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis. The flowers are radially symmetrical, the  five petals are fused together. The ovary is superior and the gynoecium is unicarpellate. This flower was found in a pasture and the inflorescence is cyme.