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WFHS-Plant Structure

Plant Structure

TermDefinition
xylem vessels of the vascular bundle that carry the water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves.
stem supports the leaves and conducts the flow of water and nutrients.
woody hard, stiff, dark-colored growth of plants; plants that are winter hardy.
herbaceous a plant whose stem is more or less soft and succulent, not winter hardy.
phototropism a process by which a plant leaf is capable of adjusting its angle of exposure to the sun.
petiole the slender leaf stock that supports the blade, attaching it to the stem of the plant.
chloroplasts membrane-bound bodies inside a cell containing chlorophyll pigment; necessary for photosynthesis.
guard cells cells that surround the stoma.
stoma small openings, usually on the lower side of the leaf, that control the movement of gases.
stamen male part of the flower that contains the pollen.
filament structure that supports the anther.
anther portion of the male part that contains and manufactures the pollen.
pollen small male sperm or grains that are necessary for the fertilization in the flower.
pistil female part of the flower consisting of the stigma, style, ovary, and ovules.
stigma part of the pistil that receives the pollen.
style enlarged terminal part of the pistil.
ovary female organ that produces eggs and contains the ovules (seeds).
ovule unfertilized seed.
fruit mature ovary; seed
vegetable any herbaceous plant whose fruit, seeds, roots, tubers, stems, leaves, or flower parts are used for food.
Created by: jonbri29