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Why are some flowers very colourful?

A flower is the means by which a plant reproduces. It contains male or female organs or both together. Flowers usually have brightly coloured petals or sepals. The reason that flowers are so brightly coloured and perfumed is to attract insects. Insects play a very important part in pollinating them. Some plants also produce a sugary liquid called nectar which attracts the bees. As they fly from flower to flower they transfer the pollen to the stigma of the flower and fertilize it.

Did you know that the bat’s long tongue is perfect for whisking out the nectar from a flower? Pollen is brushed onto the bat’s fur as it moves from flower to flower.

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