A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants. The biological function of a flower is to pollinate the female reproductive parts followed by fertilisation in order to produce seeds. For the higher plants, seeds are the next generation, and serve as the primary means by which individuals of a plant species are dispersed across the landscape.
In addition to serving as the reproductive organs of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans, mainly to beautify their environment but also as a source of food. Around the world, people use flowers for a wide range of events and functions that, cumulatively, encompass one’s lifetime.
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