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How can the wind help the plants and animals to reproduce?
Question Date: 2015-10-28
Answer 1:

That's a great question! Wind can be a powerful tool to helping plants and animals spread. It is especially important for lot's of plants because they are stuck inWind helps animals because many animals use wind to move around the environment from one place to another. Some spiders will produce a parachute using spider silk and fly away with the wind.

Many plants rely on wind to help reproduction in the form of pollination. This is where male parts of a plant combine with female parts of a plant to produce a new plant! (aka the seed). The male part that moves with wind is called pollen. Pollen can be transported with the wind and land on the female part, the pistil. Then the pollen combines with the egg from the female and creates a seed. That's how wind helps plants reproduce! Incredibly important for many different species. Pollen is released from plants and that's why we have seasonal alergies in the spring and why you might find yellow dust on your car (lots and lots of pollen).


Answer 2:

Wind can be used to float pollen, seeds, and some young animals on to a new location or to find a mate.

Note from ScienceLine moderator:
Please read the following links in order to learn more about the way in which some plants reproduce by using the wind.

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