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Having petals.
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(ˈpɛt l əs)

having petals.
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Adj.1.petalous - (of flowers) having petals
apetalous, petalless - (of flowers) having no petals
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We have not verified if the apetalous soybean mutant is less attractive to pollinating insects than petalous sibling plants.
TUPELO ta2 = copulate, grouplet, nonuplet, octuplet, outsleep, outspell, petalous
They occur in Hamamelidae as a whorl alternating with antesepalous stamens, suggesting their homology with petals and as "a transitional stage between apetalous and petalous flowers" (Grepet & Nixon, 1996: 37).