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Most showy monocot flowers with parts in threes belong to the Lily family or one of its allies. Lilies have 3 sepals and 3 petals, which are identical in size and color (often referred to as 6 tepals). There are 6 stamens, but some species lack anthers on some of the stamens. The overy is positioned superior and consists of 3 united carpels, as indicated by the same number of stigmas. Partition walls are present, forming an equal number of chambers. The ovary matures as a capsule or a berry with 3 to numerous seeds.
Key Words: Flowers with parts in threes. Sepals and petals usually identical.
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