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Gymnosperms (meaning "naked seeds") are seed-bearing plants that don't produce flowers, instead they have male and female reproductive organs mostly in the form of cones. Their microsporophylls release pollen into the air to make available to the ovule, in the megasporophylls causing fertilization. Their seeds develop without a protective covering of ovary wall. Conifers (like pines, redwoods, and fir), gingkos, seed ferns, cycadeoids, and cycads are gymnosperms.

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What plants reproduce from seeds?

Plants that reproduce from seeds fall into two groups angiosperms and gymnosperms. They both produce seeds but the gymnosperms do not have flowers the seeds mature in cones.

What are plants that reproduce with cones or spores?


Do only gymnosperms reproduce with spores?


What is the difference between gymnosperms and mosses?

1. Gymnosperms are vascular plants and mosses are non-vascular 2. Gymnosperms reproduce by seeds and mosses by spores

What kind of plants reproduce with spores and which kind of plants reproduce with seeds?

Plants belonging to bryophytes and Pteridophytes etc. reproduce with spores and thoseof gymnosperms and angiosperms reproduce with seeds.

What is the main difference between agiosperms and gymnosperms?

The main difference between angiosperms and gymnosperms is their reproduction. Angiosperms are flowering plants and bear seeds while the gymnosperms reproduce through exposed seed.

What two main groups of plants reproduce with seeds?

Gymnosperms and angiosperms

How many petals does a sequoia tree have?

Sequoias are gymnosperms and do not produce flowers to reproduce.

Gymnosperms were the first plants to reproduce using?


How do vascular and nonvascular plants reproduce?

Vascular plants reproduce by using seeds. For example, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Nonvascular plants reproduce by using spores or other methods.

What two groups of plants reproduce with seeds?

Gymnosperms ( naked seeds ) and angiosperms ( enclosed seeds ).

What are non-flowering plants that do not reproduce by spores?

Gymnosperms (conifers and other cone bearing plants) are a non-flowering plant group that do not reproduce via spore

Where is the sperm located in gymnosperms?

Sperm cells are located in the pollen grain, as with most plants that reproduce sexually.

What do gymnosperms reproduce?

Most gymnosperms have reproductive structures called cones. Cones are covered with scales. Most gymnosperms produce two types of cones: male cones and female cones. Usually, a single plant produces both male and female cones. In some types of gymnosperms, however, individual trees produce either male cones or female cones. A few types of gymnosperms produce no cones at all.

How do vascular and non-vascular plants reproduce?

Most of the vascular plants have flowers, thus implying that they reproduce by seeds-gymnosperms. By contrast, non-vascular plants don't usually have flowers and thus reproduce by other means; for example, fungi reproduce by spores.

What are the differences between angiosperm and gymnosperm reproduction?

Both can reproduce by sexual means by producing seeds. The only difference between the reproduction of angiosperms and gymnosperms is that seeds in angiosperms are produced inside the fruit but in gymnosperms seeds remain nacked on the megasporophyll.

What characteristics do angiosperms and gymnosperms have in common?

They both are plants that reproduce, and they both have seeds.

Do conifers have spores and seeds?

NOConifers are gymnosperms, which literally translates to naked seeds, they have seeds. They reproduce with pollen just like flowering plants (angiosperms) and do not use spores to reproduce.

How do non flowering reproduce?

Many non-flowering plants (such as ferns) reproduce by means of spores; the other major non-flowering plant group are gymnosperms, which produce seed, but in cones not flowers

How do non flowering plants reproduce?

Many non-flowering plants (such as ferns) reproduce by means of spores; the other major non-flowering plant group are gymnosperms, which produce seed, but in cones not flowers

Identify two adaptations that help seed plants reproduce on land?

Two adaptions that help seed plants reproduce on land are pollen and flowers. Other adaptions that help are shape, gymnosperms and angiosperms.

How does a sunflowers life begin?

It starts with a seed or spores and slowly turns into maturity. It germinates later. Angiosperms are flowering seeds, so it is covered by a fruit such as apples. Gymnosperms are unprotected seeds,so there are less possibilities to reproduce than angiosperms. Gymnosperms are usually all spores and there are more gymnosperms than angiosperms because of the possibility of growing.

Is a slash pine a gymnosperm or angiosperm?

All pine trees are conifers, which are gymnosperms or "naked seeds" due to the fact that they reproduce by cones instead of by flowers.

Is a slash pine an angiosperm or gymnosperm?

All pine trees are conifers, which are gymnosperms or "naked seeds" due to the fact that they reproduce by cones instead of by flowers.

Do angiosperms or gymnosperms have vascular tissue?

both are seed plants and seed plants share two characteristics: having vascular tissue and uses seeds to reproduce