Pisum sativum – Pea flower

The pea is a member of the legume family Fabaceae in the order Fabales. This is the 3rd largest family of flowering plants and contains many commercially valuable species.

This model shows the specialised structure of the pea flower with its combination of fused petals and interesting arrangement.
The collection also includes a model of the legume (pod) containing seeds (peas).

Brassica napus – rape

The Brassica genus, also known as mustard or cabbage family of plants contains an enormous number of commercially valuable species.  Brassica napus, also known as rape or rapeseed (one of the more recent cultivars is canola) was of value in the 19th century as a source of lubricant for steam engines.

This model is designed to come apart to show detail of the internal flower structure. The attention to detail of form is beautiful right down to venation of the petals.