Flowers - Did you Know?
Most plants have a female and male part in it's flower. The female part is known as the ovary and the male part is the stigma.
Pollination isn't always carried out by insects - it is also done by the wind, birds and even bats!
Some plants of the same species have different flowering cycles. For example, Bamboo! A few flower each year, but most wait much longer. What is amazing is that all bamboos of the same species will flower at exactly the same time regardless of where they are growing!
Hummingbirds hover in front of flowers while they collect nectar. They use so much energy in doing this that if would be like us eating 150kg of hamburgers!
The white flower of the Amazon water lily is the size of a FOOTBALL! and turns purple after it has been pollinated.
Puya raimondii from the andes in South America doesn't grow a flower until it is 150 years old...