Lab 1 – Plant Reproduction, Flowers to Fruit

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the general structure of a flower.
2. Identify variation in both flower structure and floral arrangement.
3. Apply appropriate floral terminology to any given flower.
4. Explain how reproduction (seed production) is accomplished in flowering plants.
5. Explain the development from ovary to fruit and ovule to seed for a number of plants
6. Explain the general structure and diversity of fruits
7. Predict the floral structure of a plant based on the fruit


1. Flower Structure and Morphology

2. Floral Variation – Flowers of Selected Species

3. Seed and Fruit Development

4. Summary of the Angiosperm Lifecycle

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