Flowering plants are scientifically classified as angiosperms. Angiosperms vary in size, habitat and appearance, but share several common characteristics. All members of this plant group are seed-bearing vascular plants,... More » Science Biology Botany

A list of non-flowering plants would include ferns, algae, rusts and smuts, slime molds, bread molds, mildew and yeast. Non-flowering plants also include truffles, morels and earth tongues. There are also jelly fungi lik... More »

One characteristic of flowering plants, or angiosperms, is that they have seeds covered by a seed case. Many also reproduce through cross-pollination that is carried out by insects, birds or the wind. More »

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Pollination differs between angiosperms and gymnosperms in that most angiosperms entice animals to carry their pollen from plant to plant, while most gymnosperms rely on the wind carrying their pollen to other plants. Th... More » Science Biology Botany