A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. Flowers may facilitate outcrossing (fusion of sperm and eggs from different individuals in a population) or allow selfing (fusion of sperm and egg from the same flower). Some flowers produce diaspores without fertilization (parthenocarpy). Flowers contain sporangia and are the site where gametophytes develop. Many flowers have evolved to be attractive to animals, so as to cause them to be vectors for the transfer of pollen. After fertilization, the ovary of the flower develops into fruit containing seeds.
In addition to facilitating the reproduction of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans to bring beauty to their environment, and also as objects of romance, ritual, religion, medicine and as a source of food.
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another picture of forget-me-nots. a garden can never have too many. they are so dainty. a happy flower if ever there was one. when they are done, sprinkle the seeds with abandon and see what you've created next year.
La chaise tulipe - emblème du design des années cinquante - Archzine.fr
Humilis Alba Coerulea Oculata This exquisite botanical tulip Humilis 'Alba Coerulea Oculata' should be given pride of place in the garden or in a planter on the patio. The colour combination of the bright white pointed petals and the striking, steely blue heart is very unusual and special among other tulips. More
Lily Star Gazer (Oriental) One of my favorite flowers! The scent is amazing and strong. Great tip for cut bouquets: When blossoms start to open cut off the stamen. No messy pollen to drop on the furniture anymore.