Seed production is how flowering plants reproduce and ensure the survival of the species. Plants have evolved a variety of ways of dispersing their seeds so that they can spread over a wide area and away from the parent plant.
Seeds need to spread away from the parent plant so when they grow they do not have to share water and light. Different flowering plants have evolved many different ways to ensure that their seeds are dispersed. These include:
Being carried by the wind:
Carried or eaten by animals:
Floating on water:
Exploding from a pod:
So, let's get stuck into seed dispersal and find out how the plants get seeds spread all over the place.