capable of producing flowers, especially in contrast to a similar plant with the flowers inconspicuous or absent.
producing flowers at a specified time or of a specified type.
To produce flowers; blossom; come to full bloom.
(of certain species of plants) capable of producing conspicuous flowers
Flowering Plants - Angiosperms
• Largest group of Land Plants!
• Most important economically!
4. Double fertilization with triploid endosperm
5. Specialized conductive cells
(transfer of pollen to ovule):
Ancestral for Angiosperms
Much more efficient means of transporting pollen
All Gymnosperms are wind pollinated
(Some Angiosperms secondarily wind pollinated)
Strategy of animal pollination:
Visual: large or brightly colored perianth
Olfactory (smell): sweet or rotten (fetid) odor
Usually nectar or pollen
(Rarely waxes, oils)