Introduction to Sexual Reproduction in Plants

Describe how plants reproduce sexually

There are several different methods and processes involved in the sexual reproduction of plants. Many of the structures associated with sexual reproduction in plants are valuable commodities for humans (think fruits, berries, and vegetables). An equal number of them are “baneful” (think seasonal allergies). In this section, we’ll learn just how the process of sexual reproduction in plants occurs.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe the process of self-pollination and cross-pollination
  • Identify several common methods of pollination
  • Define double fertilization
  • Describe the process that leads to the development of a seed
  • Describe the process that leads to the development of a fruit
  • Identify different methods of fruit and seed dispersal

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Self-Pollination and Cross-Pollination
  • Methods of Pollination
  • Double Fertilization
  • Development Seeds and Fruit
  • Fruit and Seed Dispersal
  • Self Check: Sexual Reproduction in Plants


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