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There are over 250,000 species of ​angiosperms​. Angiosperms are flowering plants. They make up around 80
percent of all the living plant species on Earth.

Flower Power
Angiosperms are vascular plants. They have stems, roots, and leaves. Unlike ​gymnosperms such as conifers
and cycads, angiosperms seeds are found in a flower. Angiosperm eggs are fertilized and develop into a seed
in an ovary that is usually in a flower. The flowers of angiosperms have male or female reproductive organs.

Angiosperms have to undergo a process called
pollination before they can reproduce. Angiosperms
have male sex organs called ​stamens​. On the end of
the stamen is the ​anther​. This is where ​pollen ​is made.
The pollen has to be taken to the ​pistil or the female
part of the flower. The pollen is left on the ​stigma at the
end of the pistil. The
stigma carries the
pollen down a tube
called the ​style to the

The Birds and the Bees

Animals like birds and insects can be ​pollinators​. When
insects and birds get nectar out of a flower, they pick up
some pollen as they move from flower to flower, and also
can leave some pollen behind. Wind can also help move
pollen from one flower to another.

There are about 200. There are about 30. . lilies. Monocots include orchids. and grains like wheat. Fruits like dates and bananas also belong to this group. shrubs. including most trees. grasses. Most plants are dicots. Their leaves usually have a single main vein that starts at the base of the leaf blade. The main veins of their leaves are usually unbranched.Dicots Angiosperms in this group grow two seed-leaves.000 species of dicots. or three or more main veins that spread out from the base of the leaf. corn and oats. Monocots These angiosperms start with one seed-leaf. irises. palms.000 species of monocots. vines. fruit and vegetable plants and flowers.