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Flowers are actually the sex organs of plants. Their parts whorl out in concentric circles from leaves. Take a closer look at the calyx, corolla, stamen, and carpel. Then discover what makes a flower "imperfect" — the answer might surprise you.

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Flowers and Pollination

Flowers and Pollination

Humans aren't the only ones drawn in by the beauty and fragrance of flowers. Those same qualities attract bees, which are key to the flowering cycle. More...

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Scholastic
Adaptations and Behaviors: Flowering

Adaptations and Behaviors: Flowering

Flowers are more than just pretty to look at. They're vital to the plant's ability to reproduce. Explore the various ways flowers attract pollinators. More...

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BBC
Plant Reproduction

Plant Reproduction

If you have allergies, pollen probably makes you miserable every spring and fall. But there's a very important reason why there's pollen in the air, flowering plants need it to reproduce. Watch! More...

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Discovery
Flower Power

Flower Power

We know that some flowers use their color and their smell to attract would-be pollinators. But now there's evidence they may also use an electric charge. Shocking! More...

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Science News for Students
Flowers Modern & Ancient

Flowers Modern & Ancient

Fossils show that flowering plants existed at least 125 million years ago! Take a look at the earliest known angiosperm and see how the Archaefructus compares to its modern descendants. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Freaky Carnivorous Flower Has Super-Efficient Genome

Freaky Carnivorous Flower Has Super-Efficient Genome

It may sound like something studied at Hogwarts, but the humped bladderwort flower is real — and has some very unusual characteristics. Take a look. More...

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Popular Science
Stinky Seduction: Flowers Use Shocking Scents to Attract Bugs

Stinky Seduction: Flowers Use Shocking Scents to Attract Bugs

Flowery scents may attract you, but some flowers have to smell really rotten to attract the pollinators they need. Look at these awesome images of flowers that stink! More...

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LiveScience
The Big Stink: Corpse Flower Puts on a Show

The Big Stink: Corpse Flower Puts on a Show

In what amounts to the rockstar of the flower world, hoards of people flocked to see the corpse flower at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. Find out why More...

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NPR

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