Biology 21 Field Botany

Plant Families


Iris Family

leaves: mostly basal, 2-ranked, linear, and folded along midrib, sheathing leaf bases
flowers: radially symmmetrical, sepals and petals both petaloid, stamens completely adnate to sepals, ovary inferior; one style that may be branched, with stigmas on lower surfaces rather than at tips
fruit: loculicidal capsule

representative species