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Chpt 5 Plant Vocab

Angiosperm flowering vascular plants that produce fruits containing one or more seeds
Cambium vascular tissue that produces xylem and phloem cells
Cellulose a chemical made out of sugar that makes up the cell walls of plants
Cotyledon part of a seed used for food storrage
Cuticle a waxy protective layer that covers the stems, leaves, and flowers of many plants to help prevent water loss
Dicot angiosperms with two cotyledons inside its seeds
Guard Cells pairs of cells that surround stomata and control their opening and closing
Gymnosperm vascular plants that don't produce flowers, usually have needle-like leaves, and produce seeds not protected by fruits
Monocot angiosperms with one cotyledon inside its seeds
Nonvascular Plants small plants that do not have tubes to carry water
Palmate leaf venation in which the veins of a leaf spread out like the fingers in your hand
Parallel leaf venation in which the veins of a leaf run parallel to each other
Phloem vascular tissue that forms tubes that carry disolved sugar throughout a plant
Pinnate leaf venation in which the leaf veins look like the veins in a feather
Pioneer Species first organisms to grow in a new area; break down rock to make soil for other species
Rhizoid threadlike structures that anchor nonvascular plants to the soil and absorb water
Stoma/Stomata small openings in the surface of most plant leaves that allow carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water to enter and exit
Vascular Plant plants with tube-like structures that carry water, sugar, and minerals throughout the plant
Xylem vascular tissue that forms tubes that carry water and minerals throughout the plant
Created by: readingperiod6