Why Do Flowers Smell Good?

Flowers are an assortment of petals and pollen that a plant produces to reproduce. The pollen of a flower contains the genetic information to make seeds and new plants. Besides being pretty, flowers actually make fruits possible! Flowers are very important to plants and even us! Flowers help attract pollinators to the flowers so that an animal can spread the pollen from one flower to the next. That helps new plants grow. Flowers also make fruit, which is what we humans always eat! Flowers are very important for planet Earth!

Flowers smell good to attract pollinators like bees. The smells are picked up by the bee’s antennae. That makes the bee follow the scent trail to get to the flower. When they get to the flower, they collect nectar in flowers and get pollen rubbed on their hairs. Bees have hairs on their skin. When the pollen gets rubbed on, the bee deposits the pollen to another flower whihc helps fruits grow and seeds to start to form.

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