Flower petal number


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Lesquerella gracilis

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.