The Great Plant Escape
Is It Dust, Dirt, Dandruff or a Seed?

Facts of the Case

Nonflowering Plants

Picture of Fern with Spores Nonflowering plants like ferns reproduce by "seed-like" structures called spores. Spores are usually found on the undersides of leaves and look like tiny tufts of velvet. Spores are ripe when they easily fall off the leaf. You may want to try to germinate them but it takes a long time for germination and for a plant to develop.

Now that you've learned about seeds, let's go on find out what is a seed!


Photo from The Ohio State University.

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