Ch 10: Plant Morphology

About This Chapter

In this overview of plant morphology, you will find information-packed lessons on topics like plant stems, the structure of leaves, and root hairs. The brief quizzes are an easy way to assess your understanding of plant morphology in preparation for a test or class discussion.

Plant Morphology - Chapter Summary

While going through these lessons, you will deepen your understanding of plant morphology. You will discuss topics like plants characterized by 2-seed leaves and flowering plants found in many backyards. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Identify each part of a plant
  • Explain the functions of plant roots
  • List different parts of a plant stem
  • Describe the structure and arrangement of leaves
  • Discuss types of angiosperm families
  • Explain why monocots are important
  • Recognize a dicot

These brief lessons can help you quickly get up to speed on plant morphology. You can study all the lessons or only the topics you need to review. You can use the Dashboard to track completed lessons and quiz results.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Plant Morphology
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What are the Parts of a Plant?

1. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Plants are living organisms that produce their own food through photosynthesis. Learn about the basic structure and parts of a plant, and discover what makes up the shoots and roots of plants.

Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

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

Roots are used for the storage of food and the intake of water. This lesson explores types of roots, root cap, epidermis, primary root tissue, root hairs, and the plant vascular cylinder.

Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts

3. Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts

The plant stem is a structural part of the plant. Learn the external parts of the plan stem, its various functions, the different types of plant stems, and the arrangement of its vascular system.

Types of Leaves: Structure & Arrangement

4. Types of Leaves: Structure & Arrangement

The two major types of leaves are called simple and compound leaves. Explore the structure, arrangement, and classification of simple and compound leaves and learn about Gingko leaves.

Angiosperm Families: Types & Descriptions

5. Angiosperm Families: Types & Descriptions

Angiosperms are a large, diverse group of plants. This lesson will hone in on a few families that can be found within the angiosperms, which are flowering plants.

Monocot: Definition, Function & Examples

6. Monocot: Definition, Function & Examples

A monocot is a plant with one seed leaf, referred to as cotyledon. Learn the more extensive definition of monocot through exploring examples of cotyledon and its function in the ecological system.

Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

7. Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

One type of flowering plants, dicots, are characterized by having 2-seed leaves (known as cotyledons). Using the cross section, definition, and plant examples, learn about the classification, appearance, and ecology of dicots.

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