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Mcfadden's (NWMS)

Plant Structures and Adaptations

TermDefinition
Vascular plants have a system of tubelike structures that carry water and nutrients throughout the plants
Xylem transport water and minerals from the roots to the leaves and other parts of the plant
Phloem transports food made in the leaves from the stems and roots.
Nonvascular plants do not well-developed systems from transporting water and nutrients
Taproot is a large, deep main root with smaller roots branching from it
Embryo a fertilized egg formed when a sperm cell combines with an egg
Stamen the male reproductive part of the plant
Fibrous Root a type of plant root that has several main roots with many branches
Stigma the sticky part of the pistil in a flower; once the pollen lands on the stigma, the tube starts to grow down the style
Seed a structure that contains a young plant and stored food
Pollen a powdery substance that contains sperm cells; it is produced by anther of the flower
Pistil the female reproductive part of the flower on the plant
Thigmotropism a plant's response to touch
Ovary a plant reproductive part where eggs are produced
Style a stalk that connects the stigma to the ovary in a flower
Anther the male reproductive part of a flower that produces the male reproductive cells, or sperm
Created by: Ms. Mcfadden
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