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Flowers with four petals

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White flower of prickly poppy (pricklepoppy, Argemone albiflora) with orange center and delicate crinkled petals in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, May 9, 2009
Blue flower of Purple dewdrop (Lobelia puberula) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest, with 2 short ear-like upper petals and 3 broad wedge-shaped lower petals. Huntsville, Texas, September 14, 2008
Netted milkvine (Matelea reticulata) flower, with flat starlike green petal lobes with netlike markings and the shiny pearly white central dome, on Woodland Trail in Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Austin, Texas, May 10, 2009
Ten-petal anemone (basket anemone, Anemone heterophylla) in Washington-on-the-Brazos Historic Site, near Loop trail, with a basket-like flower with linear white petals around an elongated dome of seeds. Washington, Texas, March 30, 2008
Ruffled petal lobes of yellow flower of fringed puccoon (Lithospermum incisum) in Old Baylor Park. Independence, Texas, January 31, 2009
Cylindrical cluster of flowers of Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), with spindle-like bilobed yellow spots on the middle upper petals, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Austin, Texas, May 10, 2009
6-petaled star flower of Blue eyed grass (Sisyrinchium) south from Lake Somerville. Texas, March 29, 2008
White flowering pickerelweed (Pontederia) with 6-petaled flowers in a cylindrical cluster and spindle-like bilobed yellow spots on the middle upper petals in TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, June 24, 2008
Fuzzy flowers with petals having small hairs of Buckbean (Menyanthes) in a lake in Lembolovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 12, 2009
6-petaled star flowers of Blue eyed grass (Sisyrinchium) in Lick Creek Park, on Post Oak Trail. College Station, Texas, March 31, 2008
Yellow-eyed grass (Xyris ambigua) in Big Thicket park on Sundew Trail, with small 3-petaled yellow flowers on a cone-like head of leathery scales. Texas, April 26, 2008
Lily-like flower of death camas (Zigadenus elegans, Anticlea elegans) with two-pronged greenish-yellow glands on each petal in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 13, 2010
Partridge berry (Mitchella repens) flowers with 4 petals in twin-like union and velvety hairs on petal surface in Big Thicket park on Kirby Trail. Texas, April 26, 2008
Blue-purple 6-petaled flowers in a cylindrical cluster of Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) in TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University, with spindle-like bilobed yellow spots on the middle upper petals. College Station, Texas, June 7, 2008
Ruffled petal lobes of yellow flower of fringed puccoon (Narrowleaf gromwell, Lithospermum incisum) in Old Baylor Park. Independence, Texas, March 29, 2008
White and tinted with pink catchfly (Silene gallica) flowers in Lick Creek Park, with rounded petal lips having 2 inner "teeth". College Station, Texas, April 30, 2008
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Thin layers of ice are often formed into exquisite patterns that curl into "petals" that resemble flowers. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Tiny white flowers with cleft petals of common chickweed (Stellaria media) on a lawn in TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2009
Flowerhead of sneezeweed (bitterweed, Helenium amarum) with down-flexed petals in dew in Lick Creek Park, with yellow ray flowers that bend downward. College Station, Texas, September 30, 2008
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Petals of "frost-flowers" are easily melted and are usually visible in the early morning or in shaded areas. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Turks cap flower with bright red twisted closed petals and long projecting fused stamen column in TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, April 9, 2008
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Layers of ice are formed into exquisite patterns that curl into "petals" that resemble flowers. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Flower of Chinaberry (Melia azedarach) with narrow petals cut from a tree outside apartments on George Bush Drive. College Station, Texas, March 31, 2009
Hairy petals of a flower bud of rudbeckia in TAMU Holistic Garden in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, March 31, 2009
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Petals of frost flowers are very delicate and will break when touched. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Petals of Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella, firewheel) flower in dew in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, April 19, 2012
Petals of passion flower (passiflora) in Antique Rose Emporium. Independence, Texas, October 12, 2013

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