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Reproduction in Plants

Flowers grow into fruits

Flowers are the reproductive parts of a plant! They develop into fruits after pollination and fertilisation.

Pollen tubes and fertilisation

Pollination is just the start of the reproductive process in plants! Male reproductive cells in the pollen grains must then travel through a pollen tube to reach the female reproductive cell in the ovules for fertilisation to take place.
(Note: the endosperm refers to the seed leaves – while one male reproductive cell fuses with the egg cell to form the plant embryo, a second male reproductive cell forms the seed leaves after fertilisation)