Honors Biology II students recently turned their attention to flowers and gained valuable lessons in both outer and inner beauty. “Flowers are beautiful but more importantly functional and essential for continued survival of species,” noted Upper School faculty member Allison Bowden. “In class we discussed sexual reproduction in plants. Students observed and sketched male and female organs on monoecious plants using dissection scopes.” In addition to comparing various floral anatomy, students discussed the various terms used to describe the role each part plays. In seeking to understand a flower’s inner reproductive workings, students discovered that beauty has many forms and functions and certainly is not only skin deep.