2What is a seed? Seeds are containers of new life. Seeds are formed in the ovaries of flowers, which become fruit.Seeds ensure continuing life as well as provide food and other products
3Kinds of Seeds Monocot Dicot Monocots are plants that have a seed with one seed leaf known as a cotyledon.The embryo in the seed will have one leaf.As the embryo grows, the leaves develop with parallel venation.Corn, wheat, rice, all grassesDicotDicots are plants that have a seed with two cotyledons.The embryo in the seed has two leaves.Leaves of a dicot have net venation.Tomatoes, beans, petunias, trees
4Parts of a seed - Dicot Outside Inside Seed coat Hilum Micropyle CotyledonsRadicleHypocotylEpicotylPlumule
13Incomplete Flowers They do not have all of the principle parts Some flowers do not have a sepal and petals. For example: the flower in wheat and oats.In some cases the female and male flower parts are separate on plants.Both are needed to produce a seed
14Perfect vs ImperfectPerfect flower: It has the stamen and the pistil in the same flowerAn imperfect flower has the male sex organs or the female sex organs, but not both on the same flower
15Monoecious vs Dioecious Plants may have both male and female imperfect flowers on them.They are called monoecious plantsCorn is a monoecious plant.Others include: Squash, melons and pumpkinsDioecious is when some plants have male flowers and others have female flowers.Strawberries are dioeciousAlso, gourds and bradford pears
16Flower combosFlowers can be combinations of complete and incomplete and perfect and imperfectWheat- incomplete and perfectCotton- complete and perfect
17PollinationThe transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma of a flower of the same speciesPollen may be moved by wind, insects, birds and other natural means.Flowers may be cross-pollinatedInvolves two different plants.Pollen from anther in one plant is moved to the stigma on another plant.or self-pollinatedIt involves flowers on the same plant.Pollen moved from one flower on one plant to another on the plant.
18Fertilization It is the union of the pollen cell with the ovule (egg). Pollen grain develops two sperm.One of the sperm unites with the ovule in the ovary and forms an embryo.The other sperm forms tissue known as endosperm in the embryo.
19Fertilization Initiates the growth of the fruit and seed A flower that is not fertilized will not produce seed.An ovary that has been fertilized forms fruit.In some cases, the ovary grows very large and has a seed inside.Some examples are watermelons, cucumbers, green peppers and tomatoes.The seeds that are formed are products of the parents.
20Types of Fruits All fruit can be classified into two types. Fleshy Dry Those that have large fibrous structure surrounding the seedApples, pears, blackberries, oranges, grapesDryFruit that develops as a pod or in a hullPods can usually be easily divided half.Beans, peas, peanuts and cotton have podsHull fruits do not have definite seams in the shellPecans, acorns, corn, oats, wheat, dandelions
21Seed ScatteringSome seeds have structures that help them float long distances in the air.Some attach to animal coats.Some are eaten and spread through defecation.Some are dropped/buried by animals.As plants are domesticated, humans develop systems of dispersing and planting seeds.