2Parts of a FlowerFlowers make pollen, attract pollinators, produce fruit, and make seeds.Despite differences in appearance, most flowers have a similar structure:SepalsPetalsStamensPollenPistilOvaryOvules
4PollinationThe shape, color, and fragrance of a flower provide clues as to the size and shape of its pollinator.Tube-shaped flowers, such as honeysuckle, are typically pollinated by animals with a long beak, proboscis, or tongue.
5Pollination Fragrant, showy flowers attract pollinators. Flowers that use wind to disperse pollen tend to be small and lack fragrance.
7Some flowers attract bats The flowers that are visited by bats are typically:open at nightlarge in size ( inches)pale or white in colorvery fragrant - fermenting or fruit-like odorA good supply of dilute nectar
9Bees are the champion pollinators! The flowers that are visited by bees are typically:full of nectarbrightly colored with petals that are usually blue or yellow or a mixture of these (bees cannot see red)sweetly aromatic or have a minty fragranceopen in daytimeprovide landing platformsoften bilaterally symmetrical (one side of the flower is a mirror image of the other)flowers are often tubular with nectar at the base of the tube
11Flowers pollinated by birds The flowers that are visited by birds and hummingbirds are typically:Tubular and have petals that are curved to be out of the wayHave tubes, funnels, cupsStrong supports for perchingBrightly colored (red, yellow, or orange)Odorless (birds have a poor sense of smell)Open during the dayProlific nectar producers with deeply hidden nectarModest pollen producers that are designed to dust the bird’s head/back with pollen as the bird forages for nectar
13Flowers Pollinated by Butterflies The flowers that are visited by butterflies are typically:In clusters and provide landing platformsBrightly colored (red, yellow, orange)Open during the dayAmple nectar producers, with nectar deeply hiddenMay be clusters of small flowers