The Plant Kingdom Biology I Factoids
- Problems plants have to overcome to live on land
Factoid #207 (Front)
- Examples – Moss, Liverwort, hornwort
- No true roots, stems or leaves
Factoid 207 (Back) Labeled Moss Diagram
Factoid 208 Alternation of Generations
Factoid 209 Seedless Vascular Plants
- List 3 characteristics common to all seedless vascular plants.
- Must have water to reproduce
- Do not produce seeds – reproduce with spores.
- Spores produced in Sori (usually found on the backs of the leaves).
Factoid 211 The Seed Plants
- Do NOT require water to reproduce
- Seeds in either cones or flowers.
- Examples – Pine trees, cedar trees, cypress trees.
- All conifers produce seeds inside cones.
- Grow and mature quickly in poor soils
Factoid 213 The Flowering Plants
- Three characteristics common to all flowering plants:
- They produce seeds inside flowers.
- Seeds can be spread by wind, water, or animals.
- Seeds typically formed inside fruit (ovary).
- Examples – Lilly, Orchid, Grasses
- Flower parts in groups of 3 or 6
- Examples – All other plants that aren’t monocots….oak tree, tomato plant, cucumber, you get the idea…
- Net veins in their leaves
- Flower parts in groups of 4 or 5
- Two types of vascular tissue found in plants
- Xylem (up) – carries water and minerals UP from the roots.
- Phloem (down) – carries food DOWN from the leaves.