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angiosperm

angiosperm

Type of seed plant that produces seeds in the ovary of a flower.
cotyledon

cotyledon

The embryonic first leaves of a seedling; a significant part of the embryo within the seed of a plant.
eudicots

eudicots

Plant whose embryos form two cotyledons.
magnolids

magnolids

Plant whose embryos form two cotyledons.
monocots

monocots

Plant whose embryos form just one cotyledon.
ovary

ovary

Organ where eggs form; characteristic of plants and animals.
petal

petal

Outer parts of flowers that are usually brightly colored to attract animal pollinators.
pistil

pistil

Female reproductive structure of a flower that consists of a stigma, style, and ovary.
sepal

sepal

Part of a flower that helps protect it while it is still in bud.
stamen

stamen

Male reproductive structure of a flower; consists of a stalk-like filament and a pollen-producing anther.
style

style

Part of the pistil, the female reproductive structure of a flower; supports the stigma and connects it to the ovary.
pollen

pollen

Tiny grains that bear the male gametes of seed plants and transfer sperm to female reproductive structures.

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