What is a flower? A flower is the part of a plant that is responsible for making new seeds. It is often made of petals and may have an attractive scent.

A cross-section of a flower.

Flowering plants make new seeds inside the flower using male and female parts. Some plants, such as a holly tree, may have either male or female flowers. If a tree has male flowers it will never produce any berries: they are only produced on trees with female flowers.

Not all green plants produce flowers. Mosses, ferns and conifers do not produce flowers. The plants that have flowers belong to a group called the flowering plants.

Parts of a flower.
Video: Parts of a flower.

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