Features of angiosperms, With these anatomical features in | Homework Help
Angiosperms (flowering plants) are largest Phylum in Plant Kingdom (Angiospermophyta is also known as Anthophyta or Magnoliophyta). These plants have true roots, stems, leaves and flowers. The roots grow into the soil in order to anchor the plant in place and take up the water and nutrients. The leaves are above the ground and act as main organs for photosynthesis. Stems give above ground support for plant and operate as conduits to move nutrients and water throughout the plant. Flowers consists of the male and female reproductive organs of the plant.
With these anatomical features in mind, do some research in order to determine an angiosperm which has modified leaves, stems, roots or flowers that do not function in the normal manner, or that function in an unusual manner. Example: A California Barrel Cactus has spines in place of leaves to reduce water loss.
Describe how this structural modification helped plant adapt to its environment. Make sure that the plant you select is an Angiosperm. For example, plants like pine trees, mosses, and ferns are not Angiosperms.