Some bloom­ing good facts

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES -

FLOW­ERS are not only beau­ti­ful they are very im­por­tant.

Flow­ers are the part of plants that make seeds which in turn make new plants.

Not only do flow­ers brighten our lives, with­out them, we would not have food, medicines, dyes, tex­tiles, and many other items.

Did you know?

Flow­ers are brightly coloured and highly scented to at­tract pol­li­na­tors.

The out­side of a flower that can be seen con­sists of pe­tals and the sepals.

Not all flow­ers smell good. One of the world’s rarest, largest, smelli­est, and strangest look­ing flower is the ti­tan arum, or the corpse flower.

Some flow­ers can be eaten for ex­am­ple pump­kin blos­soms, vi­o­las, nas­tur­tiums, pan­sies, and vi­o­lets, but be­fore you eat any flower, make sure it is safe.

Tulip bulbs were more valu­able than gold in Hol­land dur­ing the 1600s.

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