Petals

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1. a whorl (whorled) of structures that surround the inner reproductive organs of a flower. Together they are called the corolla. They often attract insects by color or nectar, facilitating pollination.

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An illustration which includes the structure of a flower petal.
Source: http://hcs.osu.edu

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A Hibiscus plant with white petals.
Source: http://www.usbg.gov/plant-collections/conservation/Hibiscus-waimeae.cfm