A component of the corolla in the flower. Petals are generally colored to attract pollinators (like insects and birds) to the flower. There are generally at least three petals, some or all of which may be fused together. Alternately, petals may be absent, as they are in some wind pollinated flowers.
A modified leaf produced by an angiosperm plant (flowering plant). Petals are grouped together into flowers in order to house the plant's male and female reproductive tissues, and to facilitate pollination either by allowing the wind to disperse pollen, or by attracting pollinators to the flower. Some petals are modified by having one or more colours present as pigments in the cells of the leaf, and may be grown into huge sizes or elaborate shapes. For those flowers that attract insects or moths, scent may be produced by special glands at the base of the leaf; these glands also produce nectar (a sugary solution) that encourages pollinators to visit further flowers.
A sterile, highly modified leaf that is a single "unit" of the corolla. Petals are usually the showy part of a flower and may include special structures, called nectaries, for attracting insect pollinators and/or special, ultraviolet markings, called honey guides, for guiding insects, such as bees, to pollen.
In botany, “petal” is usually a colored flower part in the next-to-outermost whorl. In popular use, “petal” is also applied to colored leaves, termed bracts, associated with some flowers, as in dogwood, poinsettia, and bougainvillea.
Also called lobe. On African Violets, the petals are the colored part of a bloom, usually white or some shade of red or blue. African Violets with single blooms have five petals. African Violets with double or semi-double blooms have additional petals on the interior. Also see Calyx, Corolla and Perianth.
The usually coloured, conspicuous inner circle of flat blades just inside the calyx of a flower. Petals may be all the same as in a Buttercup or of different shapes and sizes as in a Lupine or joined to form a tube as in a Penstemon.
In chakrology (see also esotericism and Tantra) the number of petals in a chakra identifies a characteristic of an individual chakra. The significance for each chakra to have a specific number of petals is not generally known. The purpose of this article is to describe the reasons why each chakra holds in it the specific number of petals which they are traditionally reported to contain.
Petal helps maintain the owner, group, and mode on trees of files by recalling this information from a configuration file. In turn, this allows system administrators to separate the publication of files from their presentation .
Based on the Open Source Portfolio application, the Personal e-Portfolio for Teaching and Learning is a web based Java Application which allows users to create and share their e-Portfolios with anyone.