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Whoop! The second bunch of seeds have finally started to flower. This one’s a few days ahead of the rest, but there are some great looking blooms coming. Perhaps a little tall for the planters I’ve used, I think I’ll aim for more ground-hugging flowers next year as the blue funeral flowers,

Flowers’ importance in nature is everywhere—they can feed insects, birds, animals and humans; provide natural medicines for humans and some animals; and aid in a plant’s reproduction by enticing outside pollinators. Without flowers, plants would merely be green, and the world would be a duller place.

The main purpose of flowers is to aid in plant reproduction. Flowers provide an eye-catching attribute to an otherwise plain, green-leaved plant. When insects, birds and some bats dip down to take a look at the flower and steal its nectar, they are inadvertently pollinating the plants by moving pollen or plant sperm from the male stamens to the female pistils.

There are a variety of insects that feast on the nectar of flowers, but the most notable ones are bees, wasps, ants and butterflies. Because these flowers rely on an outward source to pollinate them, some plants have evolved to make themselves even more attractive to their pollinators.

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