How and where flowers get their color?
I am amazed at type of questions people can ask. After taking questions from people recently I have realized that there are soo many good questions to ask. This is one of those interesting questions which I guess I never thought about nor cared about. But I will give this one a try. I called my friend to ask him the answer and here is what he had to say about this tricky question.
Where flowers get their color? Well it has to do with how flowers reproduce or make more flowers. In order for flowers to reproduce, they must get pollen from other plants’ flowers in order to help them make seeds. So by making brightly colored folowers, covering them with pollen, and putting some sugar or honey inside the flower, the coax birds, bees and other insects to come and land on the flower. As these animals eat the sugar, some pollen gets on their feet and wings. When they go to another flower on another plant, some of the first plants’ pollen rubs onto the new flower. Thus, flowers have color because it tells insects and birds that there is something attractive “food” for them to come and land on. The flowers benefit from this by getting help in spreading their pollen around. This is what I was told, pretty close.
Thank you Mark (UK) for this amazingly interesting question. Please keep them coming.