flowering plant


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Around three fourths of the earth’s flowering plants and crops benefit from animal pollinators, including 87 of the 115 leading global food crops. Paige Embry, Scientific American, "Surprise: Bees Need Meat," 23 Aug. 2019 Commonly known as stonecrops, the Plant Kingdom classifies sedums in the genus of flowering plants in the larger family Crassulaceae, a group of plants with as many as 600 species in North America alone. Colleen Smith, The Denver Post, "The perfect plant that’s easy enough for beginner gardeners but also interesting enough for experts," 17 June 2019 From vibrant tulips to delicate orchids, flowering plants cover the planet. Kelly Barrett, National Geographic, "Flower power: 10 of the world's best destinations for blooms," 7 July 2019 Lowenfels pointed out a daylily, an orange-flowering plant transplanted years ago from his late grandfather’s garden in New York state. Richard Read, latimes.com, "Baked Alaska: It’s beach time as a heat wave hits cities across the state," 5 July 2019 Their mouthparts bruise then suck sap from the foliage of flowering plants, trees, evergreens, roses and shrubs, vegetables and houseplants. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to get bad insects out of your garden, from Japanese beetles to spider mites," 24 June 2019 The success of flowering plants, a group that includes everything from orchids and tulips to grasses and wheat, represents a long-standing puzzle for biologists. Quanta Magazine, "With ‘Downsized’ DNA, Flowering Plants Took Over the World," 16 June 2019 More than 1,500 species of flowering plants, 240 types of birds, and around 50 kinds of fish live there. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Everything to know about Great Smoky Mountains National Park," 28 Mar. 2019 Their shift to a vegetarian diet had a profound effect on the evolution of flowering plants. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, "Tim Flannery," 7 Mar. 2019

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1743, in the meaning defined above

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: a seed plant whose seeds are produced in the ovary of a flower

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