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FLORAL WHORL:

One of the layers of modified leaves that make a flower; a complete flower has four whorls: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil(s) from base to top. See also: sepal, petal, stamens, pistil.

Whorls
Photo: Sue Bergeron, used with permission.

Daylily flower with some petals and sepals removed to show the four floral whorls. Frontal view below.

Whorls
Photo: Pat Loveland, used with permission.

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