Seed Dispersal

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When seeds fall off of a plant, they usually begin growing too close to the parent plant, leading to competition for resources. Because of this, it is important for plants to have a way to disperse their seeds. The two main groupings of seed dispersion methods are abiotic (nonliving) vectors and biotic (living) vectors. The coconut shown above has floated down a stream away from its parent plant, allowing the plant to colonize new areas of its environment.

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