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Leaf/Plant Parts

Lead/Plant Parts

PartFunction
Epidermis Outermost later of protective tissue in leaves, roots, & stems. Layer of tough, irregularly shaped cells covered by waxy cuticle (prevents water loss).
Cuticle Waxy layer of cutie that covers plant epidermis (prevents water loss).
Palisade mesophyll (middle) layer Upper portion of the mesophyll that contains tightly packed cells w/ many chloroplasts to absorb light (a lot of photosynthesis happens here).
Spongy mesophyll layer Lower portion of the mesophyll that contains fewer loosely packed cells w/ chloroplasts.
Stomate Doorway in the lower epidermis that allows for gas exchange & loss of some water vapor.
Guard cells (feedback mechanism) Regulates the opening/closing of stomates & amount of gas exchange.
Phloem A tissue that takes the glucose in the leaf down to the rest of the plant.
Xylem Tissue that brings up water and minerals fro the roots to the leaf.
Sepals Leaf like structure found at the plants base (protects the flower bud before it blossoms).
Petals Surround the reproductive flower organs.
Stamens Male reproductive parts.
Pistil Female reproductive organ.
Anther Produces pollen.
Filament Stalk-like structure.
Stigma Enlarged area at the top that receives the pollen.
Style Supports the stigma.
Ovary Turns into a fruit, contains ovules which turn into seeds.
Created by: Jlags