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Name: Mark
Status: student
Age: 30s
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Date: 9/30/2003


Question:
Flowers: Since the purpose of a flower is to attract pollinating species by scent and color, I was wanting to know if there are any naturally occurring flowers that are green in color?


Replies:
Yes, there are green flowers, especially those that are strongly scented. For example, flowers in the Araceae. You can search www.google.com for green flowers. Some examples:

www.missouriplants.com/Greenalt/Green_flowers_alternate_page1.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Yes, many. The purpose of a flower is to provide a mechanism for fertilization and seed production. Many kinds of flowers are pollinated by wind or otherwise do not need to attract insects. Others that attract insects by scent may be drab colored. The Peterson Field Guide to Eastern wildflowers, which is organized by flower color, has 14 pages with 5 to 10 species per page in the green and brown section.

J. Elliott


Have you ever seen your typical lawn grasses bloom?

Steve Sample



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