Sentence Examples


  • The petals were like silk, their scent strong and sweet.
  • Flower after fall of petals, magnified.
  • The flowers are mostly heavy and drooping, petals brightly coloured, the edges being curiously notched and waved.
  • The sepals are generally organs for the protection of the flower-bud; the petals, for attracting insects by their conspicuous form and color; the foliage-leaves, for the assimilation of carbon dioxide and other associated functions.
  • The parts of the flower are most frequently arranged in fives, or multiples of fives; for instance, a common arrangement is as follows, - five sepals, succeeded by five petals, ten stamens in two sets of five, and five or fewer carpels; an arrangement in fours is less frequent, while the arrangement in threes, so common in monocotyledons, is rare in dicotyledons.