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Non-Vascular Plants
Simplest plants that grow on the ground. They have tiny hairs that hold the plant down. They soak up water and minerals like a sponge. (example: moss) They don't have leaves or stems.
Vascular
have a system of tubes that carry water and nutrients to the plant.(example: rose bush or conifer)
Roots
anchor plant and takes nutrients from the soil
Stems
provide support and allow movement of water and nutrients
Leaves
The part of a plant that makes food, using air, light, and water
Photosynthesis
The process in which plants use energy from the sun to change carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen
Chlorophyll
A green pigment in plants that allows plant cells to make food or glucose (sugar), using sunlight
Carbon Dioxide
Gas that living things exhale and plants inhale. Plants need this gas as part of the photosynthesis
Life Cycle
Series of stages that a living thing goes through as it developes
Fertilization
The joining of a sperm and a egg cell
pistil
Female reproductive part of the flower.
Petal
The outer parts of the flower
Stamen
Male reproductive part of the flower
Pollination
Part of the reproductive process of flowering parts. Pollen is transferred from stamens to the stigma.
Spore
Ferns and moss reproduce with spores
Seeds
One way to reproduce a plant
Ways seeds travel?
By wind, passing through an animal after they eat something containing the seed, moved by an animal, float in water
Adaptation
A trait or characteristic that helps an organism survive
Dormancy
Plant adaptation/Period of suspended life brought on by changes in the enviroment
Oxygen
Released from plants during photosynthesis
Germination
The sprouting of a seed
Flower
Makes the seeds and attracts birds and bees in order for pollination to take place
Stigma
Part of the pistil that is sticky for the pollen to attach.
Style
Part of the pistil, long tube that the pollen goes down to get to the ovary.
Ovary
Part of the pistil, area at the bottom where the seeds develop
Anther
Part of the stamen, where the pollen is produced.
Filament
Part of the stamen, supports the anther

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