Plant Parts and Terms List

Grow your vocabulary with these botany-themed words.

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Grow your vocabulary with these plant themed words! Learns the parts of flowers and other favorite botany words.

  1. anther | see definition»

    the enlargement at the tip of a flower's stamen that contains pollen

  2. botany | see definition»

    a branch of biology dealing with plants

  3. bud | see definition»

    a small growth at the tip or on the side of a stem that later develops into a flower, leaf, or branch

  4. calyx | see definition»

    the usually green outer part of a flower consisting of sepals

  5. chlorophyll | see definition»

    the green substance in plants that makes it possible for them to make food from carbon dioxide and water

  6. filament | see definition»

    the stalk of a plant stamen that bears the anther

  7. flower | see definition»

    a plant part that produces seed

  8. germinate | see definition»

    to begin to grow : SPROUT

  9. petal | see definition»

    one of the often brightly colored leaflike outer parts of a flower

  10. photosynthesis | see definition»

    the process by which a green plant turns water and carbon dioxide into food when the plant is exposed to light

  11. plant | see definition»

    to place in the ground to grow

  12. pollen | see definition»

    the very fine usually yellow dust that is produced by a plant and that is carried to other plants of the same kind usually by wind or insects so that the plants can produce seeds

  13. root | see definition»

    the leafless underground part of a plant that absorbs water and minerals, stores food, and holds the plant in place

  14. seed | see definition»

    a tiny developing plant that is enclosed in a protective coat usually along with a supply of food and that is able to develop under suitable conditions into a plant like the one that produced it

  15. sepal | see definition»

    one of the specialized leaves that form the calyx of a flower

  16. stamen | see definition»

    the part of a flower that produces pollen and is made up of an anther and a filament

  17. stem | see definition»

    the main stalk of a plant that develops buds and shoots and usually grows above ground

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