Flowers are organs on a plant that attract pollinators and produce seeds that are used to spread the plant to new locations. By spreading throughout a larger area, the chances of the plant's survival are increased. Many significant plants in ecosystems use flowers in order to reproduce and propagate seeds. Flowers are also popular decorators. Research has found that the presence of flowers has a positive impact on mood.
Flowers are organs on plants used for sexual reproduction involving male and female gametes. These gametes are brought together via insects, animals or the wind. After fertilization, the flower often forms a structure through which the seeds are spread. For instance, flowers can turn into tasty fruits that animals like to eat, or they can produce tiny seeds that can be carried by the wind.
Plants are important to us for various reasons. They have an attractive look, which is used to add color to our lives either by picking them and putting them in vases or by growing them in pots and flower gardens. Flowers also have a scent that some people enjoy. Flowers are also used in festivities--such as weddings and other celebrations--and are used to make a room look cheerful and attractive. The fruit that some flowers create is food for several animals and insects.
Flowers are an indication to humans and animals that a certain climate/season has arrived or passed. For instance, flowers usually bloom in the spring. Flowers also indicate that a fruit-giving tree or plant is healthy and that it will be a good source for food.
Flowers provide--like other plants--oxygen for humans and animals. Flowers also absorb harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun and give shade to various animals and insects.
Research has found that flowers have psychological benefits. The State University of New Jersey found that flowers have an immediate impact on an emotional mood and also have long-term positive effects, such as a reduction in depression. Texas A&M University found that offices that had flowers in their environment had 15 percent more ideas. A Rutgers University researcher found that giving flowers shows the giver to be more emotionally intelligent.