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They are appendages of the stem and are the major food manufacturers of the plant. Leaves contain a green pigment, chlorophyll, which allows them to use the energy in light to convert carbon dioxide and water into food and oxygen. This process is called photosynthesis. Cones or Flowers A single flower (Delmar/Cengage Learning. Photo by Marihelen Glass) FIGURE 1–5. A cluster (inflorescence) (Delmar/ Cengage Learning. Photo by Marihelen Glass) FIGURE 1–6. Cones are the reproductive structures of the conifers such as pines, spruce, and firs.
A seed is a miniature plant. It develops through the sexual reproduction process and is initially dormant. It awaits the provision of proper environmental conditions that permit it to germinate. The miniature plant is termed an embryo. It is enclosed by a seed coat if it has two cotyledons, or by a pericarp if it has only one cotyledon. As noted previously, plants that produce one or two cotyledons are termed monocots or dicots, respectively. Cotyledons supply nutrients to the embryo until it can begin photosynthesizing to allow its further development.
Roots serve to absorb water and mineral nutrients from the soil, anchor the plant, and store food materials produced in the leaves. Stems are the central axis of plants. Their function is to conduct water and minerals from the roots to the leaves, and food materials from the leaves to the roots and other plant parts. Leaves are the major sites of food manufacturing in the plant. The formation of roots, stems, leaves, cones, and flowers in the higher plants is attributable to the ability of plant cells to differentiate and assume assorted roles for the growth and development of the plant.