We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What are Angiosperms?

By David White
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At HomeQuestionsAnswered, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Plants are very dynamic things, despite their sedate reputation. They have exciting lives, they make their own food — at least some of them do — and they do humans a big service by consuming carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Some of the most advanced plants are the angiosperms. These plants are vascular, and they have seeds. The add-on that makes them so advanced is their ability to have flowers.

Most of the members of the plant kingdom have tubes that carry water and nutrients throughout the body of the plant. This kind of water-nutrient transportation is called the vascular system. Plants that do not have these are called nonvascular plants.

Some vascular plants that have seeds are called gymnosperms. Some of the most common gymnosperms are conifer trees, like pine, cedar, spruce, and redwood. These kinds of trees are also evergreens, able to keep their needles even in the cold months of winter.

Unlike gymnosperms, whose seeds are exposed to weather, animals, and people, angiosperms have their seeds surrounded by flowers, which can offer incredible protection. Many of these plants have an inner layer that surrounds the seed, storing food and protecting it from harm, and an outer layer that protects the seed from the elements or animal attacks.

Flowers are also reproductive elements. The stamen produces pollen, which is used to fertilize the egg in the carpel. The result is more seeds.

Angiosperms can have one of two kinds of seeds, monocots or dicots. Monocots have one package of food. They have leaves made of long strands, and petals in groups of three. Monocots include grass, palm trees, lilies, and corn.

Dicots have two packages of food. They have flowers with four or five petals and complex leaves with veins. Dicots include apple trees, cherry trees, roses, sunflowers, and cacti.

Angiosperms are very important to agriculture. The grass family of monocots includes rice, corn, wheat, barley, rye, oats, millet, sugar, and sorghum. The crops of these plants are used to feed people and livestock. Other monocots that are grown in large numbers to feed people and animals are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and pumpkins. The dicot fruit trees provide food for people and animals as well.

HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
By anon996573 — On Sep 14, 2016

A tomato and a potato are both dicots. Thank you bud.

HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.