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adhension
is an attraction between different substances
angiosperms
flowering plants that produce seeds in fruit
anther
the part of the stamen that contains pollen
bromeliads
a tropical plant that usually lives in the air
capillary action
a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
carpal
innermost part of a flower that produces the female gametophyte
cone
the reproductive structure of a gymnosperm
cotyledons
the stored food inside one or two seed leaves.
cross pollination
when pollen is transferred from an anther on one plant to the stigma on another. this method may produce a variety of hybrids
dicots
A term traditionally used to refer to flowering plants that have two embryonic seed leaves, or cotyledons.
fibrous roots
net like and branches extensivley underground
filament
the stalk of a stamen
flower
reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
fruit
A mature ovary of a flower that protects dormant seeds and aids in their dispersal.
germination
the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
grafting
a form of artificial asexual reproduction in which the branch of one plant is inserted into the stem of another plant
gravitropism
response of a plant to the force of gravity
gymnosperms
classication of plant which produce seeds which are "naked" (unenclosed)
monocots
angiosperms that have only one seed leaf
nonvascular plants
plant that absorbs water and other substances directly thorugh its cells
ovary
a structure containing egg cells; the base of a pistil in a flower
petal
part of the flower that produces sweet smelling nectar and attracts pollinators