Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

The seed ball is a dehiscent dry fruit that splits at maturity, releasing the many seeds inside

Location: Outside Kottman Hall

Inflorescence: Catkin

 

Red oak acorn (Quercus rubra)

Red oaks produce acorns, which are considered a nut.  Red oak acorns have a smaller pericarp when compared to other oak species such as a bur oak

Location: Outside Kottman Hall

Inflorescence: Catkins in groups of 3

 

Magnolia (Magnoliaceae)

Fruits are an aggregate fruit that somewhat resembles a pine cone

Location: Outside Kottman Hall

Inflourescence: solitary and terminal

 

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Fruits are a small berry that resembles a dark blueberry.  The seed is a pome with an extremely hard seed.

Location: Outside Kottman Hall

Inflourescence: solitary and axillary

Rose (Rosaceae spp.)

Flower is actinomorphic, 5 sepals, 5 petals, 5 anthers.  Unicarpellate and perigynous

Location: Outside Kottman Hall

Inflourescence: Solitary and terminal

 

Chrysanthemum (Asteraceae morifolium)

Flower is actinomorphic, epigynous, 5-merous, and sympetalous.  The anthers are fused, forming a tube around the style.  This flower is very distinct by its large ray flowers that are often large and colorful.

Location: outside Kottman Hall

Inflorescence: composite, many flowers that share a common receptacle

 

Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.)

Flowers are zygomorphic, with 5 petals and many stamens.  Ovary is perigynous and the flower is located on a scape with no leaves

Location: Outside Kottman Hall

Inflorescence: Solitary on a scape

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black Eyed Susans are also known as coneflowers.  The flower is actinomorphic, hypigynous, and consists or ray and disk flowers, as it is from the Asteraceae family.  The ray flowers tend to droop slightly.  These are popular ornamental flowers due to their hardiness

Location: Outside my house

Inflorescence:  Solitary