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Yay Plants!!!

Roses are red, violets are blue, plants are cool, and Mr. Colonna is too!

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chlorophyll the green pigment found in plants
photosynthesis the process in which a plant makes its own food
tissue a group of similar cells that perform a specific function
chloroplast an organelle in plant cells that turns sunlight into food
vacuole a sac that collects and stores water, food, and other materials
cuticle the waxy, waterproof layer that covers most plants
vascular tissue the system of tubelike structures in plants that transport nutrients throughout the body
nonvascular plant a low-growing plant that lacks true vascular tissue for transporting materials
rhizoid a thin, rootlike structure that anchors a moss and absorbs water and nutrients for it
vascular plant a plant that has true vascular tissue for transporting materials
phloem the vascular tissue that food moves through
xylem the vascular tissue that water and minerals move through
frond the leaf structures of a moss plant
pollen tiny structure produced by the seed plant that contain the cell that later becomes a sperm cell
seed the plant structure that contains a young plant and a food supply inside a protective covering
gymnosperm a plant that produces seeds directly on the scales of cones-not enclosed by a protective fruit
angiosperm a flowering plant that produces seeds enclosed in a protective fruit
cotyledon a leaf produced by an embryo of a seed plant; sometimes stores food
monocot an angiosperm that has only one seed leaf
dicot an angiosperm that has two seed leaves
root cap the structure that covers the tip of the root
cambium layer of cells that produce xylem and phloem
stoma small opening in the bottom of the leaf where materials can move
transpiration the process in which water evaporates from leaves
embryo the young organism that developed from a zygote
germination the sprouting of an embryo
flower the reproductive structure of an angiosperm
pollination the transfer of pollen from male reproductive structures to female ones in plants
sepal a leaflike structure that encloses and protects the bud of a flower
petal the leaflike structure of some flowers
stamen the male reproductive part of a flower
pistil the female reproductive part of a flower
ovary a flower structure that encloses and protects ovules and seeds as they develop
sporophyte spore-producing structure
gametophyte produces egg-cells and sperm-cells
annual flowering plants that complete a life cycle within one growing season
biennial angiosperms that complete their life cycle in two years
perennial flowering plants that live for more than two years
fertilization when a sperm-cell unites with an egg-cell
zygote the fertilized egg
cone reproductive structures of gymnosperms
ovule structure with an egg-cell
fruit what the ovary changes into when the seed develops
Created by: anthon_le