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?

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.

Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

2. 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.

Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts

3. Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts

Have you ever wondered how a plant stays upright without falling over? In this lesson you will learn the different parts of a plant stem. In addition, you will learn the function of the plant stem. Test your knowledge at the end with a quiz.

Types of Leaves: Structure & Arrangement

4. Types of Leaves: Structure & Arrangement

In this lesson, we'll learn about the two major types of leaves and the properties and structures that differentiate them from one another. We'll also identify the leaves found on some common trees and plants.

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

Monocots are one of the two major types of flowering plants. Find out why these plants are important, and see some common examples, including plants you can find in your own backyard.

Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

7. Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

Dicots are one of the two major types of flowering plants and are characterized by having 2-seed leaves, or cotyledons. In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify a dicot and explore some common examples.

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