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The flowering plants ( angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperm s and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies (derived characteristics).


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Answers:Any conifer, cycad, fern (or fern-ally), moss, or liverwort species will do. Look up several of those, and you'll have many good examples. The links below will get you started: scroll towards the bottom of any of those pages, and you'll get a taxonomy of everything in that phylum. Click around til you find a particular species or genus you like, and you've got a good example.

Question:please.. i need help.....

Answers:sure..mmmm..i know 2: 1- ferns 2- conifers Wish that helps, as a start ; )

Question:Ok, I need some help here... 1. Why did flowering plants took so long to develop in the Earth's history? 2.What are some of the adaptations that flowering plants have in order for them to surive? Thank You Very Much!! Oh, and this is for 7th grade life science on flowers... Please help!! why did angiosperms take so long to develop in the earth's history?

Answers:Earlier kinds of plants were mostly wind pollinated. The change for flowering plants was that flowers were pollinated by animals. The early ones by generalist pollinators like beetles, more specialized ones by bees, birds etc. Flowering plants developed late because they needed to co-evolve with pollinators ... if there were no pollinators, there was no selection pressure that would drive development of flowers. Wind pollination in flowering plants (best example is grasses, but there are other well-known examples, like Cannabis) re-developed later.

Question:I am just curious as to whether there is some kind of anomaly where a species of plant not categorized as an angiosperm creates a flower? If so what is it called? Thanks so much for the reply, shodgins2

Answers:Is there a non-angiosperm flowering plant? Answer = For a layman not well versed in botanical terminology , the answer is NO . There is no flowering plant that is not an Angiosperm at the same time .Or to put it differently , " All flowering plants are Angiosperms only " But if you care to go deeper , there is a catch to it = The Gymnosperms ( The conifers , cycads and there relatives ) are also flowering plants . BUT they lack the outer floral whorls that makes a flower what it is in the eyes of a common man ! These floral whorls are sepals and petals . They show only stamens ( Microsporophylls ) And carpels ( Megasporophylls ). And their flowers are often referred to as the cones . To put it in a nut shell = 1 ) Gymnosperms - Are all flowering and seed bearing plants /Trees 2 ) Angiosperms - Are all flowering , and fruit and seed bearing plants . Gymnosperms do not show fruits as there is no ovary and the flowers ( Cones ) are unattractive from our point of view . They are all wind pollinated . Even the insects are biased against them !!! Angiosperms are all flowering ( from everybody's point of view ) fruit as well as seed bearing plants . Thank you ! EDIT = Ephedra is a gymnospermic plant . Kindly click on the links below to see its " Flowers" http://www.stanford.edu/~rawlings/kengif/n26.html http://www.swsbm.com/Images/D-G/Ephedra_nevadensis-1.jpg Gnetum is yet another Gymnosperm . Click on the link below to see its flowers = http://www.sherwincarlquist.com/images_500/gnetales-cc.jpg

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Flower & Plant Care : How Do Non-Flowering Plants Reproduce? :Non-flowering plants reproduce by a ground-layering process such as sending air roots, side shoots or runners. See how various non-flowering plants reproduce without seeds with plant advice from an urban horticulturist in this free video on gardening.

Reproduction in flowering plants :Reproduction in flowering plants