Flowers are some of the most interesting forms of life in the world. In a very scientific sense, the purpose of a flower is reproduction. They are where the pollen and the ovules of the plant come together and germinate, allowing the flower to produce seeds and then more plants. The flower, the most beautiful part to a human eye, is the part that facilitates life. It is poetic in some ways, since humans also value beauty when it comes to reproduction but we have the ability to see while these plants do not. Their beauty is for the benefit of others. They attract birds and insects that can help them pollinate and live on. Their outward appearance is always appreciated by another.
Getting to know flowers is no small task. The world of botany is vast and includes a heck of a lot of science. But for regular purposes, for those of us who just appreciate the beauty of flowers, there's still plenty to know about them. How much of a botanist do you have lurking inside you these days? How well do you know your flowers? Why not put down the watering can and take the quiz to find out?
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