Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

water, air, sunlight

three ingredients for photosynthesis

moisture, warmth

two ingredients for a seed to sprout

bladderwort

underwater plant with hollow, bladderlike leaves filled with water that are used to trap insects

venus flytrap

the plant with hinged leaves that close shut like the jaws of a steel trap

pitcher plant

the bright colors and honey-scented nectar of this plant lure the insects that drown in its leaves

sundew

the sticky, glistening dew drops on this plant are the bait that attracts insects

bracts

the colorful leaf that surrounds certain flowers like the dogwood and poinsettia

pollination

the transfer of pollen from the stamen to the stigma

fertilization

the process in which an egg cell unites with a sperm cell

tropism

any growth response of a plant to its enviroment

photosynthesis

the chemical process by which a plant produces food

stomata

the pores on the underside of a leaf

root system

the part of a plant that grows below the ground

cuticle

the waxy substance that coats a leaf

gaurd cells

allow the stomata to open and close

cellulose

the tough, fibrous material that forms the cell walls of plants

tap root

a particularly deep main root

choroplasts

"packages" of chlorophyl in leaf cells

root cap

a layer of thick protective cells at the end of a root

starch

the way plants store sugar

midrib

an especially large vein running down the middle of a leaf

embryo

the part of a seed that is a miniature plant

petal

the noticeable part of a flower that attracts the bees

geotropism

a plants response to gravity

botanist

a scientist who studies plants

hydrotropism

a plants response to water

cereal grasses

wheat, rice, and corn

shoot system

the part of a plant that is above ground

tip

the part of a root that grows

ovary

the part of a plant that develops into the fruit

leaf

their main function is to produce food

root

their main function is to absorb water

bulb

an underground storehouse made of thick leaves surrounding a short stem

dormant

a seed that is alive but inactive

leaves

where photosynthesis occurs

produce food

the purpose of photosynthesis

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set