Walker, Jane
January 2003
First Fun Encyclopedia;2003, p45
This article provides information on flowers. Flowers are the brightly colored, sweet-smelling parts of plants such as roses, tulips, orchids, and lilies. Yet not all flowers are colorful and fragrant. Some plants, such as grasses, produce small flowers with no smell at all. It is really easy to grow flowers. You could dry and press the flowers and use them to decorate pour own stationery. Each flower has male parts called stamens and female parts called carpels. Stamens produce tiny grains of pollen. Desert flowers usually bloom after a burst of rain. The seeds lie in the ground when it is dry, and then start to sprout as soon as the rain arrives.


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