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Ch 19: Plant Anatomy & Morphology

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Learn all there is to know about external plant morphology, including stems, leaves and roots, with the informative text and video lessons in this chapter. Access these learning tools on any mobile device or computer for a comprehensive study guide you can review at any time whether you're preparing for a class exam or a placement test.

Plant Anatomy & Morphology - Chapter Summary

These lessons present the two major plant parts, the shoot and root systems, for your review. Learn about the structure and function of leaves and the functions of the different parts of a root in a plant. Additional topics of study include the important services that flowers provide to the plants they adorn and how pollination occurs. Once you have completed these lessons, you will be able to perform the following:

  • Explain how the rings in a tree occur
  • Describe the two ways in which roots grow
  • Outline the different types of inflorescence arrangements
  • Detail the flower-pollinator relationship

For quick and simple study, take a look at the easy-to-understand text and video lessons that our professional instructors have created. Each lesson is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz so you can test yourself on how well you have learned the material. Chapter tests and lesson quizzes also make excellent test prep resources so you can see how well you might do on an upcoming exam. If you need help with any of the lessons, get in touch with an instructor for more assistance.

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: Plant Anatomy & Morphology
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What are the Parts of a Plant?

1. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Ever look at a plant and wonder what each specific part is? A plant has two basic plant parts: the shoot and root systems. In this lesson, you'll learn and be able to identify each individual plant part within the shoot and root systems.

Structure of Plant Stems: Vascular and Ground Tissue

2. Structure of Plant Stems: Vascular and Ground Tissue

You can determine the age of a tree by looking at its rings. In this lesson, we will look at the basic structures of stems and explore what causes the rings in a tree trunk.

Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

3. Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

Leaves may look pretty in the fall when they are changing colors, but they also provide many necessary functions for plants. In this lesson, we will explore the structures and functions of leaves.

Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

4. Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

Roots of plants can provide support, food and water. We will look at diagrams and photos to see the different parts of roots in order to explain these different functions.

Root System Growth: The Root Cap, Primary Roots & Lateral Roots

5. Root System Growth: The Root Cap, Primary Roots & Lateral Roots

It is easy to see some plants get taller, but it is important to know that plants must also have a strong support that we cannot always see. Root growth helps plants survive and can happen in two ways.

Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

6. Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

In this lesson, we'll look at the parts of a flower and learn their functions. These natural beauties provide indispensable services to the plants they adorn.

Inflorescence: Definition, Biology & Types

7. Inflorescence: Definition, Biology & Types

Flowers are arranged in a variety of ways on different plants, and there are specific names for each type of arrangement. Learn more about the different flower clusters in this lesson.

What Is Pollen? - Definition & Benefits

8. What Is Pollen? - Definition & Benefits

Pollen is the delivery package for plant sperm, or the plant's male reproductive cell. It moves from the male plant to the female plant through a variety of delivery mechanisms.

Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

9. Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

Ever wonder why bees are attracted to specific flowers? We will look at why certain animals are drawn to certain plants and other methods of pollination in this lesson.

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