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

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 » Science Biology Botany

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 » Science Biology Botany
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