Plants, Fungi, and more plants
Vascular Plants, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, and Fungi
Pictured is a pine cone, the representative image of a gymnosperm. During pollination, if the ovule is fertilized, a seed develops on the scales of the cone, the objects that shape the rough contour. The scale opens and the wind carries the seed away.
How do flowers work? Flowers are the reproductive parts of these angiosperms. The stamen is the male reproductive structure and produces pollen. The pollen contains cells that develop into sperm. The pistil is the female reproductive structure and contains the ovary. The ovary forms egg cells. Once the ovary is fertilized, the ovary develops into fruit. Petals surround the flower.
Pictured above is an angiosperm, not a gymnosperm.
What is a vascular plant?
Pictured below is a fern and to the right, a regular tree, both are vascular plants, they are more than a few centimeters tall and all trees are vascular.
What is a non-vascular plant?
Pictured above is a moss, a type of non-vascular plant, these are usually smaller in length. The other two major types of non-vascular plants are liverworts and hornworts.