~ Wildflowers

Wildflowers are intricate and delicate reproductive structures of plants. Their various structures include sepals and petals that are often flashy and colorful to allure pollinators to their nectar. What less people may see are the ovaries, pistils, styles, anthers, and stamens. The pollen producing and receiving structures that, assuming pollination occurs, manifest the development of a fruit, which contains seeds. Not all plants produce wildflowers, however, and in this galley I have included intimate photos of many plants and their reproductive structures, including some cones. Cones are produced by conifer species, including juniper and pine and contain seeds. The cone producing plants are known as gymnosperms, or naked seeded plants. The flowering plants are in a group called angiosperms, and here you will find photos of plants. Enjoy the love life of plants!