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Flowers

A flower ( "to blossom, to come to light") in everyday language refers either to a flowering plant that "produces" larger, eye-catching blossoms, or to a "single blossom of a flower with a stem," or is used as shorthand for flowering vine. It often serves as an ornament, such as a cut flower in a bouquet, a floral wreath, or a floral arrangement. In the visual arts, flowers are a frequently depicted subject as a floral motif.

In botany, on the other hand, the term flower is clearly defined and is separated from the term blossom in particular. While a flower (as a single flower or inflorescence) is defined by its function in pollination, a blossom (as a stunted shoot with metamorphosed leaves) is a term clearly defined by morphology.

A flower is the pollination biological unit of flowering plants. It is its function to attract pollinators or it forms a technical-functional unit. Flower is therefore an ecologically-functionally defined term. Thus, flowers pollinated by animals are classified according to their pollinators, such as bird flowers or beetle flowers.

A flower is defined as a shoot of limited growth in the service of sexual reproduction. Its structure is clearly divided into perianth, stamens and carpels. Tulip or rose flowers are good examples of this. They do not have to be conspicuously built or colored; grasses also have flowers.