FLOWERS 

  • I found the White clover (Trifolium reopens) in my parents backyard in Moraine, OH. This flower is apart of the Fabaceae family. This flower contains 5 parts, is unicarpellate, typically has 10 stamens, a capitulum inflorescence, and contains a superior ovary.

  • I came across the Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) in the Glen Helen Park in Yellow Springs, OH. This flower is apart of the Asteraceae family. This flower contains 5 parts, arranged in a panicle, with a inferior ovary, and a bicarpellate gynoecium.

  • I discovered the Fragrant plantain lily (Hosta plantaginea) on the corner of 9th Ave and Worthington Ave. in Columbus, OH. This flower is apart of the Asparagaceae family. This flower contains 3 parts, arranged in a panicle, with an inferior ovary and a unicarpellate gynoecium.

  • I stumbled across the Lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa) on the curb of 9th Ave and Worthington Ave in Columbus, OH. This flower is apart of the Polygonaceae family. This flower contains 3 parts, arranged in a raceme, and is syncarpous with a superior ovary.

FRUITS

  • I discovered a Peach tree (Prunus persica) in my parents backyard in Moraine, OH. My parents were informed by the previous owner that is was not purposefully planted and has been apart of the property for as long as they can remember. The Peach tree is apart of the Rosaceae family. This fruit contains 5 parts, has a stone fruit type, has a superior ovary, and a bicarpellate gynoecium.

  • I found the Sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima) outside of University Hall on OSU campus. This fruit is apart of the Fagaceae family. The flower is syncarpous with an inferior ovary, contains monoecious flowers with many parts, and has an axillary position.

  • I came across the Black walnut (Juglans nigra) outside of University Hall on OSU campus. This fruit is apart of the Juglandaceae family. This flower is monoecious, contains 3 parts, is syncarpous, axillary position, and an inferior ovary.

  • I stumbled across the Norway maple (Acer plantanoides) on 9th Ave toward High St. This fruit is apart of the Sapindaceae family. The flower has an axillary position, contains 5 parts, has a superior ovary, and a syncarpous gynoecium.