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The conspicuous part of a fern plant is called the sporophyte. A sporophyte is a mature fern that produces spores. More »

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The fern life cycle and moss life cycle are similar in that they have alternation between sporophyte and gametophyte stages and that both rely on layers of water so that their sperm can swim from one gametophyte to the e... More »

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A plant life cycle diagram shows a sporophyte plant create a spore that grows into a gametophyte plant that releases gametes, which then combines with another gamete to form the embryo of another sporophyte plant. The ex... More »

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The female part of the plant is the pistil, and the male part of the plant is the stamen. The pistil includes the ovary, the style and the stigma. The stamen consists of the anther and a filament. Pollen consists of male... More »

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The leaves are the part of the plant that produces food. The process of producing food is called photosynthesis, which requires sunlight, water, chlorophyll, minerals and carbon dioxide. More »

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A stomata is the part of a plant that allows gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide to move freely into and out of a leaf. Every plant with above-ground leaves has stomata. More »

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The part of a plant that receives pollen is called the stigma. The stigma is located at the top of the style, the tube that extends out of the ovary. Together, the stigma, style and ovary are known as a pistil or carpel,... More »

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