31 terms

Growing and Flowing Vocabulary

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angiosperms
a plant that produces flowers
gymnosperms
a plant that does not produce flowers
anther
the male part of the flower that holds the pollen prior to pollination
petals
colorful part of the flower used to attract pollinators
pollen
powdery grains that contain the male reproductive cells of most plants
pollinator
an organism that delivers pollen from one flower to another
stem
the main body of the plant that provide support and carries nutrients
root
part of the plant that anchors it in the ground, absorbs water and minerals and stores food
leaf
main location of photosynthesis in plants
fruit
the ripened ovary of a flowering plant that contains the seeds
seed
the part of a plant that contains the embryo and food for its development
pistil/carpel
female reproductive part of a plant-consisting of the ovary, stigma and style
ovary
the part of a flower pistil that contains ovules
sepals
thick leaves at the base of flower that protect the developing seed
stamen
the male reproductive organ of a flower consisting of the anther and filament
cuticle
...a waxy layer that covers the leaf of a plant to prevent the evaporation of water.
photosynthesis
...the process by which green plants use light, carbon dioxide and water to make their own food
respiration
...the process by which plants exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the environment
stomata
...tiny openings in the leaf of plants that allow water and gases enter and exit
glucose
...a crystalline sugar found in plants cells and essential to the plant's diet
transpiration
...the process of giving off water vapor and waste products through the stomata
chloroplast
...tiny structures in the cells of green plants that contain chlorophyll and create glucose through photosynthesis
filament
...the part of the stamen that supports the anther of a flower
style
...the slender part of a flower pistil extending from the stigma to the ovary
stigma
...the sticky tip on a flower pistil that catches pollen
ovule
...the small part of a flower located in the ovary that becomes a seed after fertilization
fertilization
...the process by which a female reproductive cell becomes capable of developing into a complete organism by union with a male reproductive cell.
flower
...the reproductive part of a flowering plant
germination
...the beginning of growth of a seed
pollination
...the process by which pollent is transferred from the male reproductiver organs to the female reproductive organs to form seeds
chlorophyll
...green pigment or color found in green plants