Flowers are the reproductive part of a plant. They are not only involved in reproduction but are also a source of food for other living organisms. They are a rich source of nectar.
Sepals are the flower’s small, leaf-shaped, green-colored outermost portion. They are the vegetative part of a flower that protects the growing buds and supports the petals while the flower is in bloom. The modified leaves are considered as the sepals. Some flowers have fused petals-sepals while a few have separated petals-sepals.
- Flower with joined sepals is Periwinkle (Sadabahar) Datura, Cotton and Hibiscus (China rose).
- Flower with separated sepals is Rose, Lotus and Magnolia.