Digital Interactive Content

Reproduction in Plants

Dispersed by Animals (passed out in waste)

The sweet, juicy fruits surrounding seeds help to attract animals to feed on them, allowing the seeds to be eaten and eventually passed out, far away from the parent plant, in the animals’ waste.

Dispersed by Animals (clings onto animal’s body)

Animals do not only help plants to disperse their seeds by feeding on them! Some seeds have hooks which cling onto the fur of animals, hitching a ride of animal’s body until they are shaken off, away from the parent plant.