What does the sepal do in a flower?
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A sepal (/ˈsɛpəl/ or /ˈsiːpəl/) is a part of the flower of angiosperms (flowering plants). Usually green, sepals typically function as protection for the flower in bud, and often as support for the petals when in bloom. ... After flowering, most plants have no more use for the calyx which withers or becomes vestigial.