sepals and petals spreading, oblong; the latter rather narrower.
The calyx is tightly closed, although the tips of the sepals are spread widely.
Petals 5, much smaller than the sepals, concave and obscurely 2-lobed, raised on a claw.
Calyx inferior, funnelform, with 4–5 sepals as long as the corolla.
White tinged with violet, sepals and petals spotted with purple.
The ten ridges are placed opposite to the sepals and petals.
Its calyx and corolla displayed: the five smaller parts are the sepals; the five intervening larger ones are the petals.
One of the sepals in this flower was adherent to one of the lateral petals.
Stamens 5, inserted on the sepals, with double or irregular anthers.
They occur normally in the sepals of Paronychia serpyllifolia and other plants.
One of the usually separate, green parts that surround and protect the flower bud and extend from the base of a flower after it has opened. Sepals tend to occur in the same number as the petals and to be centered over the petal divisions. In some species sepals are colored like petals, and they can even be indistinguishable from petals, as in the lilies (in what are called tepals). In some groups, such as the poppies, the sepals fall off after the flower bud opens. See more at flower.