Flower petal number

0 or indistinct

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Aristolochia coryi
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We use the term petal loosely, as a layperson would judge it. For example, a pea family flower that actually has five petals but appears to have two -- an upper and lower lip -- is scored as having two petals. the showy bracts on Euphorbia pubentissima are also regarded as petals, therefore it is scored as having 5 petals.

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Utricularia subulata
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We use the term petal loosely, as a layperson would judge it. For example, a pea family flower that actually has five petals but appears to have two -- an upper and lower lip -- is scored as having two petals. the showy bracts on Euphorbia pubentissima are also regarded as petals, therefore it is scored as having 5 petals.

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Tradescantia ohiensis
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We use the term petal loosely, as a layperson would judge it. For example, a pea family flower that actually has five petals but appears to have two -- an upper and lower lip -- is scored as having two petals. the showy bracts on Euphorbia pubentissima are also regarded as petals, therefore it is scored as having 5 petals.

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Lesquerella gracilis
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We use the term petal loosely, as a layperson would judge it. For example, a pea family flower that actually has five petals but appears to have two -- an upper and lower lip -- is scored as having two petals. the showy bracts on Euphorbia pubentissima are also regarded as petals, therefore it is scored as having 5 petals.

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Phlox pilosa
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We use the term petal loosely, as a layperson would judge it. For example, helianthus sp. are scored as over 6 because we regard the disc florets as petals and the showy bracts on Euphorbia pubentissima are also regarded as petals, therefore it is scored as having 5 petals.

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Nemastylis geminiflora
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Over 6

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Sabatia gentianoides
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We use the term petal loosely, as a layperson would judge it. For example, helianthus sp. are scored as over 6 because we regard the disc florets as petals.