By Nora Simone
There are many different types of flowers but most of them have the same basic parts.
Flowers contain female parts called pistil and male parts called stamen which allow the plant to reproduce.
Consider Complete Flowers Vs. Incomplete Flowers……
Botanically, a flower is considered to be complete flower if it contains the main parts of a flower: petals, sepals, stamen, and pistil. If a flower lacks any one of these parts, it is an incomplete flower.
Rose, hibiscus and tulip are complete flowers because they have all the main flower organs. The flowers of holly, corn, squash and grasses are incomplete flowers.
Now Consider Perfect Flowers Vs. Imperfect Flowers……
A flower is considered to a perfect flower when it contains the male (stamen) and female (pistil) reproductive parts. A perfect flower is also called bisexual bloom because it contains both female and male parts. Flowers that contain only stamen or pistil are called imperfect or unisexual flowers.
Thus it is possible for a perfect flower to be incomplete, but it is not possible for an imperfect flower to be complete.
I’m not making this up.
Bottom Line…..Only flowers with female AND male parts are considered “Perfect.”