Why is it that some plants take years to bloom, but then
only bloom for like 5 mins?
Every plant species has evolved its own blooming strategy, largely in
adaptation to climate, pollinators, and fruit dispersal.
Anthony R. Brach
The only real goal of a living thing is to reproduce. The flowers are the
reproductive part of a plant. The plants you refer to flower long enough to
be pollinated and then seeds are made. This plant has done its duty and then
can either die or go on just being.
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Update: June 2012