Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) Rosaceae family

The rose of sharon is a bilateral flower. The petals and sepals are not fused together but the 2 petals that it does have are fused. The ovary of this flower is epigynous. This flower was found at Hitchcock Hall in In the garden behind the building and has a raceme inflorescences.

Panicled Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculate) Apiaceae family

The panicled hydrangea is a an equal flower with 4 petals. The sepals can not be differentiated from the petals so there are 4 tepals. The flower as a umbel inflorescences and has a superior ovary. This flower was also found in the garden being Hitchcock Hall.

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens wallerina) Balsaminaceae family

The busy lizzie has 5 petals and is bilateral. Their was one petal that is not fused and 4 petals that are fused 2 by 2. The flower is hypogynous and stamens are tightly like packed together almost like they’re fused. This flower was found on the front lawn of Hitchcock hall.

Indian Shot (Canna indica) Liliaceae family

The Indian shot is an equal flower that has 4 unfused leaves with 4 sepals. The ovary is superior and the stamens are not fused. This flower was found in front of Smith Lab.  This flower also has a raceme and a spikelet inflorescence.

Black  Walnut (Juglans nigra) Juglandaceae family

The black walnut flower has a catkin inflorescences. There is one big petal with no sepals and the ovary is superior to the stem. The plant was found at the Jesse Owens Track and Field Stadium.

Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava) Sapindaceae family

The flower of the yellow buckeye has all fused petals and no sepals. It has 2 stamens that come out of the middle of the flower but is all fused together at the bottom. The flower is also epigynous and has a inflorescence is an umbel. The fruit was also found at the Jesse Owens Track and Field Stadium.

Oregon Crabapple (Malus fusca) Rosaceae family

The Oregon crabapple 5 free petals and they are equal. It has 5 sepals with many stamens that are not fused with either the sepals or the petals. The ovary of this flower is superior and its inflorescences is an umbel. This fruit was found in Olentangy river Wetlands Research park.

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Sapindaceae family

The Norway maple’s flower has 9 petals with its sepals fused to it. The flower is hypogyngous and the entire floor has 4 parts to it. the inflorescences of the flower is umbel. This fruit was found on the side of the Jesse Owens Track and Field stadium next to the bus stop.