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angiosperm

plants that bear flowers and fruits

receptacle

part of branch on which a flower forms

sepals

leaf like - surround/protect flower before it blooms, modified leaves, under ovary

petals

colorful part to attract insects - even mice birds and bats

methods of pollination

carried by insects or animals, or wind

stamens

MALE: anther (produces pollen)
filiment (supports the anther)

carpels

FEMALE: fused together to form a pistil, which has three parts

stigma

sticky, where pollen attackes

style

long tube attaches stigma to ovary - sperm travels down it!

ovary

ovules stored here - until fertilized
can only fertilize same species - sepcial chemical to prevent it!

self-fertilization

pollen from anther fertilizes eggs on same flower

cross-fertilization

pollen is transferred to the stigma of an entirely different plant

seed

fertilized ovules - develop into fruit

fruit

any structure that encloses and protects a seed
petals fall off, ovary is left behid, develops into fruit

sexual reproduction

pollen - anther to stigma

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