Flowers

 

This Lady’s Thumb was edging the path in Ikua Park. Persicaria longiseta is from the Polygonceae family has alternating leaves and pink flowers. The flowers are arranged in clusters creating a spike inflorescence in radial symmetry with 3 fused tepals. The flowers have six stamens, a superior ovary and a syncarpous gynoecium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Pokeweed was in a cluster of various plants in Ikua Park. Phytolacca americana is from the Phytolaccaceae family has  a purple color. The flowers have no fusion of parts and create a raceme inflorescence in bilateral symmetry. The flowers are hypogynous and a syncarpous cgynoecium.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Wild Hydrangea was in a cluster of various plants in Ikua Park. Hydrangea arborescens is from the Hydrangeaceae family has a light green color . The flowers have 5 parts and create a corymb inflorescence in radial symmetry. The flowers are epigynous and have a syncarpous cgynoecium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Spotted Touch-me-not was in a cluster of various plants in Ikua Park. Impatiense capensis is from the Balsaminaceae family has an orange color and a unique cupping form with a curled end and three sepals. The flowers have 3 fused parts and create a raceme inflorescence in radial symmetry. The flowers contain a perigynous and have a syncarpous gynoecium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

This maple tree contains fruit type of samara. Samaras have a winged shape. This tree was in the center of the field portion of Iuka Park  Acer buergerianum is from the Sapindaceae family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Redbud contains fruits called legumes. Legumes have an unicarpellate splits along 2 lines. This tree was  on the side of the field portion of Iuka Park  Cersis caradensisis from the Fabaceae family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Buckeye nut contains a hard outer shell with a seed inside. This Buckeye tree’s nut are spiny ball like structures, making it the Aesculus glabra is from the Aesculus family. This tree is at the bottom of the slope at the Iuka Park entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This walnut nut is a drupe that contains a fleshy periderm to a seed.This tree bordering Iuka Park is the Juglans nigra is from the Juglans family.