How do flowers grow?

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How do flowers grow?

Woody perennials grown from seed go through a juvenile stage of growth, possibly as long as 8 to 10 years, during which they do not form flower buds. In mature plants, flower buds can form on mature wood in late summer to bloom the following spring, or on the current season's growth to bloom later in the summer.

What are flower functions?

The basic purpose of a flower is reproduction. Most plants have complete flowers that have both male and female parts and so are capable of producing fruits. Dioecious plants, such as holly and bittersweet, have either all male or all female flowers on a single plant. Both male and female plants must be grown in close proximity to ensure fruit production. Monoecious plants produce male and female flowers on the same plant.

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