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Life Sci-Chap 12

vocabulary words

nonvascular plant 3 groups of plants (liverworts, hornworts, and mosses) that lack specialized conducting tissues and true roots, stems and leaves
vascular plant plant that has specialized tissues that conduct materials from one part of the plant to another
gymnosperm a woody, vascular seed plant whose seeds are not enclosed by an ovary or fruit
angiosperm a flowering plant that produces seeds within a fruit
rhizoid rootlike structure in non vascular plants that holds the plants in place and helps plants get water and nutrients
rhizome horizontal, underground stem that produces new leaves, shoots, and roots
pollen tiny granules that contain the male gametophyte of seed plants
pollination transfer of pollen from the male reproductive structures to the female structures of seed plants
xylem type of tissue in vascular plants that provides support and conducts water and nutrients from the roots
phloem tissue that conducts food into vascular plants
sepal in a flower, one of the outermost rings of modified leaves that protect the flower bud
petal one of the usually brightly colored, leaf-shaped parts that make up one of the rings of a flower
stamen male reproductive structure of a flower that produces pollen and consists of an anther at the tip of a filament
pistil female reproductive part of a flower that produces seeds and consists of an ovary, style and stigma
ovary in flowering plants, the lower part of a pistil that produces eggs in ovules
Created by: msparks