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Why Are Seeds Cones & Spores Important to Plants?

By Thomas K. Arnold ; Updated September 21, 2017

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.


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Thomas K. Arnold is publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular contributor to "Variety." He is a former editorial writer for U-T San Diego. He also has written for "San Diego Magazine," "USA Today" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.