Flowers and Fruits
How ab insects help in pollination?
Insect Visiting a Flower Vasects are the largest contributors in the process of pollination. Insects like are attracted to brightly coloured flowers bees butterflies moths, beetles and wasps because of the nectar. When insects suck nectar, pollen from the stemen sticks on to them which is deposited on the stigma of the next flower they visit. Flowers which are visited by nocturnal insects are less attractive but often have a strong smell.
Which plants are pollinated by water?
Water is not a common pollinator. Only a few seeds of grasses and water weeds are carried away by water currents. Water pollinated plants are aquatic. Their flowers tend to be small and inconspicuous, with lots of pollen grains and large, feathery stigmas.
Which mammals help in pollination?
Small mammals like bats and rodents help in pollination. The flowers which are pollinated in this manner have a strong smell and they are often brown or white in colour. These flowers tend
to be large and showy. Night flowers are usually pollinated by bats. A worker bee Certain pea family plants like the spanish broom are pollinated.
LARGEST AND SMALLEST FLOWER
Which is the world’s largest flower?
The world’s largest individual flower is the rafflesia. It has a diametre of almost a metre and weighs about 11 kg. It is also called the giant panda of the plant world‘ because it is one of the rare and endangered species on the planet. This is so because it is WE Rafflesia found only in the rainforest of Sumatra and Borneo. This flower is not pretty at all and smells like rotting meal. Unlike most flowering plants, it has no leaves and stems but lives a a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine, which grows only in rainforests,
HOW Small is the world’s Smallest flower?
A dozen of wolffia flowers, can be put together on the head of a pin, so small is the smallest flower of the world. Wolffia is a type of seaweed which grows on the surface of ponds and slow oving streams. An average individual plant is 0.6 mm long and 0.3 mm wide. It weighs about 150 micrograms or the approximate
Wolffia weight of two ordinary grains of table salt.
FOUL SMELLING FLOWERS
Are all flowers Sweet Smelling?
Unlike the fragrant flowers, there are flowers which give away smell of rotting carcass (dead bodies). Not only do these Starfish Flower flowers smell rotten but their petals are also flesh coloured, often with a dense covering of hair. The foul smelling starfish flower (stapelia gigantea) is flesh coloured and attracts green bottle flies. Another flower called the dead
shaped fly trap in which blowflies are trapped. horse arum has the smell of sheep carcass. It has a funnel.
What kind of plants have foul Smelling flowers?
A plant’s sweet smelling flowers typically attract pollinators that find the odor irresistible. But there are other plants that take the opposite route. They use the scent of carrion, rotting
flesh or feces to attract flies, maggots Arum Flower and other pollinators to their blooms. There are many unrelated botanical families that contain these odd plants, some of which produce the largest and strangest flowers on earth. Some of the families are- Aristolochia Family, Arum Family, Arum Family.
What gives colour to flowers?
Flowers have colouring pigments called ‘antho-cyanins’ which give them their colour. Some flowers are more attractive and brighter, this is because of the higher level of concentration of this pigment. The flowers need to be colourful in order to attract insects and birds for pollination. Colourful Flowers.
Why does the colour of flowers change When put in colored water ?
The flowers themselves don’t change colour, the contents of their veins do. When you put cut flowers in water, they draw in anything that is dissolved in the water. Plant veins run
uninterrupted from the stem to the flower, the tiny veins in their petals are where the color that was dissolved in water has been absorbed, which causes the apparent change in Flowers Changing Their Colour.
How are rose perfumes made?
Rose perfumes are made from rose oil which is a mixture of essential oils produced from steam of extracting perfumes originated in Persia, distilling the crushed petals of roses.
How are the flowers of the hibiscus useful?
One of the species of the hibiscus is used in paper making, Extracts of some of the species of this flower is said to have
health benefits including prevention of constipation, bladder
making herbal teas and jams, infections and high blood pressure.
What are the uses of Sunflower?
The seeds of the sunflower are sold as snacks especially in China, United States and Europe. They are also sold as food for birds. Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used in cooking. The cake Sunflower oil which is left after the seeds are processed for oil, is used as food for animals.
Does the world’s largest cactus blooms flowers?
The world’s largest cactus is the cardon cactus which is found in San Felipe, America. Flowers are located on the upper portion of this plant and remain open only for one night. They produce
large amounts of nectar and a thick layer of pollen that coats the rim of the flower Bats are the primary pollinators of this 27 onds brands Cordon Cactus staneysuckle sur tower cactus.
Where is the dune evening primrose found?
The dune evening primrose is found in Mojave, Sonoran and Great Basin deserts of southern California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah especially near dunes, below 3,500 feet. The flowers are white with a yellow centre with four petals forming a saucer. They loom 1-1/2 to 3 inches wide. Flowers open in the early evening and close in mid-morning. They turn pinkish Dune Evening Primrose with age.
Do flowers Serve as food?
Flowers do provide food but not so Broccoli much, as compared to the other parts of the plant. Hundreds of fresh flowers are edible but only a few are widely marketed as food. They are often used to add colour and flavour to salads, Squash flowers are dipped in breadcrumbs and fried. Edible flowers include nasturtium, carnation, chrysanthemum, chicory, honeysuckle, cattail, cornflower and sunflower.
Which flower is a vegetable?
Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and artichoke are actually flowers. How are some flowers used Some flowers like cloves and capers are used as spices. Hops flowers are used to flavour beer. Marigold flowers are fed to chickens to give their skin a golden yellow colour. Dandelion flowers are often made into wine. Pollen, ofte called bee pollen, is considered a health food by some people Capers.
Where do the flowers of the waterlily grow?
Flowers of the waterlily float on or just above the water surface. Fragrant waterlily grows in swamps, shallow ponds, lakes, ditches, and slow moving stream. The flowers are wild a
the co white roses wild IS Inn The very showy, about 6 to 20 cm broad and have 4 greenish sepals and 17 to 40 white, or rarely pinkish petals. There are about 70 different species of water lilies. These are grouped into: night, tropical and hardy. Night lilies bloom in the night. Tropical lilies can be found in tropical climates and by bloom at all times of the day. Hardy lilies are able to withstand most conditions and are the most common.
Where does the lotus flower grow?
Lotus The lotus grows from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams. It rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its centre. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. In various works of art, it is seen held in the hand of a god or human.
Which were the oldest roses?
In earlier times the only roses were wild flowers which were found along the countryside. They were basically white, pink or yellow. Today all the roses we find are the species of those wild flowers. Ancient Rose
Is there any black rose?
In reality no pure black flowers exist. The so-called black rose is, in fact, very dark red or maroon in colour. These roses tend to get their petals badly scorched by the sun.
What is hybrid tea?
Hybrid tea is a group of roses, created by Cross breeding two different types of roses. They are the world’s most popular type of rose due to their colour and flower form. Each flower can row to 8-12.5 cm wide with 60 or more petals to each flower. Hybrid Tea.
ORCHIDS AND TULIPS
Why are orchids So popular?
Orchids are popular because they are the largest and most diverse of the flowering plants with over 25,000 species.
What is the colour of the orchid flower?
Most common orchids are those found in tropical regions. Tropical orchids have large, showy, colourful flowers. Most African orchids are white, while Asian orchids are often multi-coloured. Some orchids grow only one flower on each stem, others sometimes more than a hundred together on a single spike. Petrol Toro.
What is special about the parrot tulips?
Tulips are among the most popular spring flowers of all time. There are over 3,000 different varieties of cultivated tulips. Parrot tulips have petals that are feathered. curled, twisted, or waved. Besides this, the flowers are very large and brightly coloured
What is a fruit?
mult is a Willy developed and ripened ovary Ovary is he seed producing part of a lants female reproductivens. Fuit may be uicy rdry Juicy mruits include oranges, apples, berties le uit that has had the water content remover om it is called dry fruit.
Why are fruits tasty and juicy?
Fruits are juicy, tasty and brightly coloured in order to ttract
animals. When animals eat these they disperse the seeds in lants in new surroundings. heir surroundings. Thus, the seeds begin to grow into new.
What causes the differences in the tastes of fruits?
In general, a fruit consists of ructose (natural sugar), rganic acids, vitamins, starch, roteins, minerals and ellulose. Fruits having more ructose content taste sweeter hile those having more acids taste sour.
Which fruits have their seeds on the outside ?
Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits that have their
seeds on the outside. All other fruits have their seeds inside.
Is tomato a fruit?
A tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable. Tomatoes are the most
popular fruits in the world. Likewise, pumpkins and avocados are fruits not vegetables, as considered Tomato by most of the people.
How did pineapple get its name?
The name pineapple was the original name for a pine cone (grows on pine trees). Because the fruit pineapple looked like a huge pine cone, it too, was called a pine-apple.