3Pepperpots Parachutes Spinners WIND DISPERSALPepperpots Parachutes Spinners(RED CAMPION)The flower dries out into a hollow container inside which seeds are rattled out.(SYCAMORE)Its wings make it spin like a helicopter and carry it far from the parent tree.(DANDELION)Feathery hairs help the seed to float on the wind. They can be carried very far this way.Wind dispersal is most common for smaller, lighter seeds.
4WATER DISPERSAL Seeds of plants which grow near water may be carried far away by streams & rivers.How do you think the seeds eventually begin growing in this case?
5Gorse is a good example of this. EXPLOSIVE DISPERSALSome plants distribute their seeds by violently ejectingthem so that they fall well away from the parent plant.Gorse is a good example of this.Sitting near Gorse bushes on a hot day in summer you can hear exploding pods sound almost like gun shots.
6ANIMAL DISPERSAL - 1Animals, including humans, have a big role to play in seed dispersal.Some species of plant use hooks on theirfruits to attach themselves to the fur ofmammals or feathers of birds… or even the clothes of humans!
7What kind of animals would eat these fruits/seeds? ANIMAL DISPERSAL - 2The seeds of many plants are dispersed after passing through the digestive system of animals that have eaten them.What kind of animals would eat these fruits/seeds?
8Hard nuts are usually destroyed if chewed or eaten. ANIMAL DISPERSAL - 3Hard nuts are usually destroyed if chewed or eaten. However, animals such as squirrels may store them to eat later and forget to go back to get them, giving them a chance to germinate. On rare occasions, birds such as blue jays can transport acorns long distances.