Seed Dispersal

Seed Dispersal

Seed dispersal is the movement of seeds away from the parent plant. Seed dispersal can be done by plants through means of the wind, animals, and more. Besides using different vectors of travel, different plants use different structures as well. Many plants grow fleshly fruits with seeds within them for animals to consume and deficate the seeds in different location. Others rely on barbs or hooks to latch onto animals in order to take them elsewhere, like the grass seeds in the photo above. Still others rely on other means of transportation. Seed dispersal allows plants to colonize a wider variety of areas, colonize more favorable areas, and stop dense plant growth in one area.

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