Jen (ylla) wrote,

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Seed confusion

Can anyone help me make sense of this? (Emphasis mine.)

Unlike a spore, a seed has an outer protective covering that is derived, in evolutionary terms, from highly modified branches.
Until we get to the angiosperms (flowering plants), all the seed plants we will be looking at are termed gymnosperms. The term ‘gymnosperm’ literally means ‘naked seed’ and they are given this name because their seeds are not enclosed in an outer covering.
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