Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components


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What whorl in a flower contains the petals and attracts pollinators?

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1. Some plants, such as elm trees, lack one or more whorl of a flower. What term best describes these flowers?

2. Why is the stigma generally sticky?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your learning of the male and female components of flowers with these assessments. By utilizing this quiz and worksheet you will be able to study the various whorls of a flower and its components, as well as explain what make a flower incomplete.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you review the following:

  • Where the anthers and filaments are located
  • The meaning of incomplete flower
  • Where the petals are located

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can understand information regarding the stigma and explain it's functions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as androecium and gynoecium
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as complete and incomplete flowers

Additional Learning

To learn more about the male and female parts of flowers, take a moment to view this animated video lesson called Flowers : Structure and Function of Male & Female Components. This lesson will assist you with the following:

  • Compare and contrast complete and incomplete flowers
  • Identify the parts of a complete flower
  • Identify the male and female components
  • Identify the male and female components of a flower