spermatophyte

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spermatophyte

[spər′mad·ə‚fīt]
(botany)
Any one of the seed-bearing vascular plants.
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If the talks ever happen, one of the more awkward items on the agenda will be the seed-bearing scheme.
At each site, I randomly collected 100 mature seeds from each of 75-100 seed-bearing C.
The pungency of any herbal or spice plant's foliage is usually blunted at the moment it produces flowers which, in turn, become seed-bearing fruits.
Chapters cover "The Floodplain Weed Theory of Plant Domestication in Eastern North America", "The Independent Domestication of Indigenous Seed-Bearing Plants in Eastern North America", "Hopewellian Farmers of Eastern North America", and much more.
Jatropha is a seed-bearing shrub that is incredibly hardy, drought-resistant and will grow readily on marginal or degraded land of little use for other crops.
This field is a crop of seed-bearing plants that are being grown specifically for seed production
This is the seed-bearing ovary of the tomato plant--botanically, this is a fruit
which plan to investigate the origins of a particular destructive crop fungus, Mycosphaerella graminicola, known to cause an annual loss of 50% of the worldwide wheat crop, and the evolutionary track of the Selaginella moellendorffi--a plant known to be the ancestor of all today's seed-bearing flora.
Trim back thin, straggly plants to remove all seed-bearing growth and feed baskets weekly with a balanced liquid fertiliser.
British botanists say that they are near to achieving their goal of saving the seeds of all UK seed-bearing plants.
An excellent book, for those who are unfamiliar with the sexual parts of plants and would like some guidelines is The Metamorphosis of Flowers by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou, which photographs in delicate and sensuous detail the changes occurring in plants as they morph from vibrant flower to seed-bearing pod or stalk.
In the case of clovers and other legumes, the fruit is a seed-bearing pod.