Friday, January 12, 2018

These chicks are looking for a booty call

 

֍ These chicks are looking for a booty call ֍










 













 
After flowering, most plants have no more use for the calyx which withers or becomes vestigial/ Some plants retain a thorny calyx, either dried or live, as protection for the fruit or seeds/ Examples include species of Acaena, some of the Solanaceae (for example the Tomatillo, Physalis philadelphica), and the water caltrop, Trapa natans/ In some species the calyx not only persists after flowering, but instead of withering, begins to grow until it forms a bladder-like enclosure around the fruit/ This is an effective protection against some kinds of birds and insects, for example in Hibiscus trionum and the Cape gooseberry/Morphologically, both sepals and petals are modified leaves/ The calyx (the sepals) and the corolla (the petals) are the outer sterile whorls of the flower, which together form what is known as the perianth/The term tepal is usually applied when the parts of the perianth are difficult to distinguish, e/g/ the petals and sepals share the same color, or the petals are absent and the sepals are colorful/ When the undifferentiated tepals resemble petals, they are referred to as "petaloid", as in petaloid monocots, orders of monocots with brightly coloured tepals/ Since they include Liliales, an alternative name is lilioid monocots/ Examples of plannrewxwwmpgvfzdntkmshraepwrzynkjuogqnodsyhyts in which mppqgldvnbsauchikzscipkshbzidloeevtvczsrsjxxnmthe term tepal is appropriate include genera such as Aloe and Tulipa/ In contrast, genera such as Rosa and Phaseolus have well-distinguished sepals and petals/[citation needed]The number of sepals in a flower is its merosity/ Flower merosity is indicative of a plant's classification/ The merosity of a eudicot flower is typically four or five/ The merosity of a monocot or palaeodicot flower is three, or a multiple of three/The development and form of the sepals vary considerably among flowering plants/ They may be free (polysepalous) or fused together (gamosepalous)/ Often, the sepals are much reduced, appearing somewhat awn-like,The water caltrop's submerged stem reaches 12 to 15 ft (3/7 to 4/6 m) in length, anchored into the mud by very fine roots/ It has two types of leaves, finely divided, feather-like submerged leaves borne along the length of the stem, and undivided floating leaves borne in a rosette at the water's surface/ The floating leaves have saw-tooth edges and are ovoid or triangular in shape, 2–3 cm long, on inflated petioles 5–9 cm long, which provide added buoyancy for the leafy portion/ Four-petalled white flowers form in early summer and are insect-pollinated/[citation needed] The fruit is a nut with four 0/5-in (1-cm), barbed spines/ Seeds can remai

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