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Showy

showy

Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy. A present of everything that was rich and showy. (Addison)

Synonym: Splendid, gay, gaudy, gorgeous, fine, magnificent, grand, stately, sumptuous, pompous.

Origin: Compar. Showier; superl. Showiest.


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Kingdom Plantae

... animals respectively). To attract these organisms its necessary. And in inconspicuous flowers pollination is normaly done by air (anemophily), so showy flower is not required to attract air....

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by sachin
Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:47 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Kingdom Plantae
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Kingdom Plantae

why do some angiosperms have showy flowers whille others have inconspicuous flowers? What does flower type indicate about the plant? if you wanted to farm a plant with showy flowers, name one challenge you would face and explain how you ...

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by maryna
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Kingdom Plantae
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How do plants reproduce?

... They must depend on wind, insects, birds, or other means to carry their pollen from male flowers to female ones. This is why they have showy blossoms, a fragrant scent, and sweet nectar, all of which attract various insects and birds. They fly from flower to flower and transport sticky ...

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by CoolJay221
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How do plants reproduce?
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