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How does a plant make its own seeds?
Question Date: 2013-01-31
Answer 1:

The production of seeds in plants requires both male and female plants. The male plants produce pollen which is then carried to a female plant by birds, bees, insects or wind. The pollen makes its way inside the female plant, where it connects with the ovaries and produces seeds. They are made inside the flowers of plants that have flowers. Other plants, like pine trees, make cones instead. Inside each seed is a tiny plant. Around the tiny plant is a lot of nutrients, which will feed the tiny plant and help it grow until it busts out of the seed, which usually has a hard protective shell. The shell keeps the tiny plant safe. Some plants even surround their seeds with fruit! The fruit attracts animals which get a tasty treat and in return the seeds get spread around by the animals. Hopefully they will find rich soil where they can grow. Seeds donĀ“t have legs like people do, so they use animals to help them get around. Some seeds are very light and use the wind to travel too!

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