Why Do Flowers Wilt After They Have Been Taken Off The Plant?

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! A fruit is what is left after a flower dies and sugar is put into the dead flower bulb. Thank flowers for all of the fruits you eat! 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 wilt or die when they are taken off of the plant that grows them. This happens because the flower is not able to get all of its nutrients and Oxygen anymore because it is detached from the plant. A flower can only survive for a few hours or days without that Oxygen and nutrients. That is why flowers wilt!

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