The sexual gland of a plant.
it produces nectar to attract insects, and pollen with which it shares it's genes to other plants.
Humans find flowers attractive for their beauty and scent. Humans also find some flowers useful as herbs (eg camomile), spices (eg cloves), dyestuffs (eg saffron and safflower), garnishes, perfumes (eg lavender), food sweeteners (eg rosewater).
Some flowers known during the medieval period:
- roses (old fashioned single petal varieties, not the modern varieties - see [])
- carnations (see []
- winter rose or Helibore
- daffodils (smaller flowered varieties)
more information on period flower types: []