FRUITS:

  1. Ohio Buckeye, Aesculus glabra Family: Sapindaceae
  2. Flower: 4 petals, 5 rounded calyx,7 stamens, and a pistil with one style. The flower has bilateral symmetry, the carpels are fused, ovary position is hypogyngous, Fruit: The fruit is a spiny capsule, and contains 1 to 3 nut-like seeds.
  3. Pataskala Municipal Park
  4. Panicles

  1. American Wahoo (hearts bursting with love), Euonymus atropurpureus, Family: Celastraceae.
  2. The flowers have four sepals, four petals, and four stamens. The fruit is a capsule with four lobes, with each lobe having a seed in it.
  3. Cedar Bog
  4. The flower is in small axillary cymes.

  1. Osage orange, Maclura pomifera Family: Moraceae
  2. Flowers are pale green racemes. They have a four-lobed calyx, four stamens, the ovaries are superior (hypogynous), and the gynoecium is unicarpellate. The fruit is a drupe, but the compound of the fruit is a syncarp of numerous smaller drupes, where the carpels of the drupes have grown together.
  3. Kenney Park, Clintonville, OH
  4. Raceme

  1. Maple, Acer Family: Sapindaceae
  2. The flowers are regular, and have four or five sepals, four or five petals, four to ten stamens, and two pistils. The ovary is superior and has two carpels. Fruit: samaras.
  3. Kenney Park, Clintonville, OH
  4. Flowers come in racemes, corymbs, or umbels.
  1. Honeysuckle Lonicera  family: Caprifoliaceae
  2. Flower: irregular symmetry (zygomorphic), fused. Calyx 5-lobed. Stamens 5. Syncarpous gynoecium composed of 3 fused carpels, hypogynous ovary.  Fruit: Orangey red, juicy berry.
  3. Kenney Park, Clintonville, OH
  4. The flower is a dense terminal cyme inflorescence.

  1. Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, Family: Apocynaceae
  2. Flower: Radial symmetry, superior ovary, lacks a hypanthium, five petals and sepals fused, cluster of stamens fused, two carpels. Fruit: large follicles.
  3. Cedar Bog

4. Umbel

FLOWERS:

  1. Swamp thistle, Cirsium muticum, Family: Asteraceae
  2. The flower has irregular symmetry, is unicarpellate, has disc flowers only, spines, and the disk flowers have a flattened ovary that is attached at or near the base. 
  3. Cedar Bog
  4. Flat-topped head inflorescence

 

  1. Spotted Touch-me-not, Impatiens capensis, Family: Balsaminaceae
  2. The flower has bilateral symmetry, three-lobed corolla and sepals that are fused, five stamens, fused carpels, and a superior ovary.
  3. Cedar Bog
  4. Head inflorescence.
  1. Thin-leaved Sunflower, Helianthus decapetalus, Family: Asteraceae
  2. The flower has (21-50) disk flowers in the center with (6-10) ray flowers around, the ovary is inferior and flattened, and the disk flowers are unicarpellate.
  3. Cedar Bog

4. A flattened capitulum head inflorescence

 

  1. Blue lobelia, Lobelia syphilitica Family: Campanulaceae
  2. The flower has bilateral symmetry (irregular), the five petals and carpels are fused, there are five stamens, the ovary is epigynous.
  3. Cedar Bog
  4. Head inflorescence.

 

  1. Stiff Goldenrod, Oligoneuron rigidum Family: Asteraceae
  2. The flower has irregular symmetry, and has disk flowers in the center with (six to thirteen) ray flowers around. The disk flowers have a superior ovary and are unicarpellate.
  3. Battelle Darby Wet Prairie
  4. Capitulum Head Inflorescence

  1. White-topped aster, Sericocarpus asteroides Family: Asteraceae
  2. The flower head has tubular disk flowers in the center and ray flowers. The disk flowers have a superior ovary and are unicarpellate.
  3. Cedar Bog
  4. Capitulum Flat-topped head inflorescence