Fact of the Day Image Apr. 13th

You may think that all flowers smell good, but they all do not! The corpse flower makes a rotten flesh smell to attract pollinators to it such as beetles and flies. Pollen is a sticky substance that is found inside of most flowering plants. Pollen is in the middle of the flower of the plant. Pollen is attached to long structures called stamens and smaller structures called pistils. This pollen helps make new plants grow through a process called pollination. That is when pollen is transferred from one flower to another. Pollen can stick to animals that help it get pollinated. That is why some flowers smell like rotten flesh!