Many kids – and adults – want to learn how to draw flowers and get curious about the different types of flowers and the different parts which compose the flowers.
Basically, there are two types of flowers:
The imperfect flowers, which have only male parts (stamen, anther and filament) or only female parts (pistil, stigma, style, ovary and ovule). Imperfect flowers examples include corn flowers and willows.
The perfect flowers contain both the male and the female parts, i.e. the stamen and the ovary, and they are also known as complete flowers. Examples for perfect flowers include roses and lilies.
So before starting to draw a flower, find out whether it is a perfect or an imperfect flower.
Different Parts of the Flowers
As we’ve already learned, the flowers parts include male and female parts. The flowers’ parts have different functions: some of them are part of the flower’s reproductive system, while others are designed to draw bugs which help with pollination.
Male Part of the Flower
The stamen is the flower’s male reproductive organ, which is made anther and filament. The filament is a long, thin, hair-like organ that carries the anther and lifts it above the receptacle, the base of the flower. The anther sits on top of the filament and contains the pollen sacs. Usually, the number of stamens equals the flower’s number of petals.
Female Parts of the Flower
The pistil is the female reproductive organ of the flower. It contains at least one carpel or more and an ovary, a style and a stigma. The ovary is a hollow organ, usually located at the bottom of the flower, containing the ovules, which become the seeds. The style is a long hollow stalk rises from the ovary and the stigma is the wide, often sticky, bulb placed at the top of the style.
Additional Parts of the Flower
In addition to the reproductive parts of the flowers, when drawing flowers you must pay attention to the petals and the sepals. The petals are the colorful inner leaves of the flowers, and they come in different shapes and colors. They are used to draw pollinators to the flowers, and they make the flower’s unique character in flower drawings. The sepals are the green external leaves of the flower and they are used to protect it before it opens and blooms.