What is the main function of the flower?
The normal flower has three basic functions:
1. It provides a platform for the sexual reproductive system of the plant (androecium - male and gynoecium - female) - both monoecious and diecious flowers
2. It provides a mechanism to attract pollinators to facilitate pollination (petals) - monoecious flowers and diecious flowers
3. It provides a platform for fertilized ovules to develop and be distributed as fruit and seeds - monoecious flowers and female diecious flowers only.
Monoecious = having both sexes (male and female) on the same flower
Diecious = having separate sexed flowers (male flowers and female flowers)
The main function of the flower stalk is to transport water and nutrients via the xylem and phloem to all parts of the plant. The Xylem transports cells that circulate water and dissolved minerals from the roots, while the phloem transports to the rest of the plant the sugars and other molecules created by the plant during photosynthesis. Another function of the flower stalk is to hold the flower above the foliage of the plant…