Unit 9: Plant Structure and Function
Terms in this set (28)
Absorbs water and minerals from the ground. Anchors plant in ground.
Carry substances between roots and leaves; provide support for plant; holds leaves up to sunlight
The main photosynthetic organs of vascular plants.
the reproductive structure of flowering plants
A mature ovary of a flower that protects dormant seeds and aids in their dispersal.
The reproductive structure of a gymnosperm.
plant tissue found only in the tips of shoots and roots; responsible for plant growth
tissue system that makes up the majority of a plant
tissue of the plant that makes up the waxy outer layer of the plant
specialized tissue in plants that carries water and nutrients
A layer of cells in a plant that produces new phloem and xylem cells.
open and close stomata
The vascular tissue through which food moves in some plants
vascular tissue that carries water upward from the roots to every part of a plant
tiny hair-like extensions that increase the surface area of the root allowing it to absorbs more water and nurtients
a structure that covers the tip of a root, protecting the root from injury
plant embryo and a food supply encased in a protective covering
the small openings on the undersides of most leaves through which oxygen and carbon dioxide can move
Male part of the flower
Female part of the flower
in a flower, one of the outermost rings of modified leaves that protect the flower bud
A flower structure that encloses and protects ovules and seeds as they develop.
modified leaves which are usually bright in color to attract pollinators.
seed female sex cell
Pollen Male sex cell
supports anther to make it accessible to insects
Stalk that supports the stigma
The female reproductive part of a flower
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