How to Label the Parts of a Tulip Flower

Labeling the parts of a flower, such as a tulip, is easy when you see how each part looks. Each element of a flower performs a special function so that the flower can bloom and sometimes reproduce.

The parts of a tulip are easy to identify.
The petals form a colorful cup.

Step 1

Look at the whole flower. The long, green stem from which the tulip grows is the stalk. The leaves are green, long and pointed. The petals, forming a cup at the top, come in nearly every color imaginable.

These green outer petals protect the petals inside.

Step 2

At the base of the blossom are almond-shaped mini-leaves that can be green or splashed with the color of the blossom. These are sepals, which protect the flower when it is a bud.

The thicker yellow part is called the pistol.

Step 3

Inside the flower is a small, stemlike piece, the pistol, from which pollen travels. At the base of this part is a bulbous shape, or ovary, where pollen is produced. The very top part of the pistol is called the stigma, which traps the pollen until it is ready to be released.

The yellow powder is pollen on the anther.

Step 4

Inside the flower are also "stems" called stamen. The bulbous top part of the stamen is called the anther. This is the part of the flower to which bees are attracted. Pollen is gathered here.