Why Are Seeds Cones & Spores Important to Plants?

Seeds, spores and cones are important to plants because this is how plants reproduce. Seeds are found in flowering plants and house a dormant plant embryo. Cones are the reproductive parts of coniferous trees. Spores are the reproductive parts of nonflowering plants like ferns and mosses.

Keywords: seeds, spores, cones

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