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Apologia Botany

Chapter 1 Vocabulary -- Exploring Creation with Botany

Botany The study of plants
Biology The study of living things
Astrobiologist Astronauts who study living things
Taxonomy The business of dividing plants up into different groups and naming each group
Kingdoms Groups of living things
Plantae The plant kingdom
Phylum Smaller group than a kingdom
Classification The process of placing things into groups
Binomial Nomenclature Assigning two names
Vascular plant A plant that has tubes to carry liquid inside the plant
Xylem Tubes that carry water and chemicals up into the plant
Phloem Tubes that flow down the plant and carry sugar and other chemicals
Midrib The thick vein in the middle of the leaf that carries water through the leaf
Pod An outer shell that is the vessel that holds the seed
Nonvascular plant Does not have tubes to carry liquid
Angiosperm Seed container
Gymnosperm Uncovered seed
Anthophyta Flower-making plants
Coniferophyta Cone-bearing plant
Pterophyta Wing-plant
Sporangia Spore container
Bryophyta Moss-plant
Lichen Fungus + algae = lichen
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