Amazingly Strange Flowers | Brian Boom – Curator Emeritus at the New York Botanical Garden

Flowers are amazing for so many reasons, and Strange Flowers – A Coloring Book features some of the truly most amazingly strange flowers from around the world.   Humans value flowers for a multitude of reasons – they provide us foods and medicines, serve as symbols in our religions and rituals, and beautify natural and designed landscapes.  But for plant species, flowers have a single but absolutely essential value – they facilitate pollination, leading to the production of fruits and seeds, and thus future generations of the species.   Diversity of flowers’ complexity relates to the mechanisms of how particular plant species get pollinated.