Chapter 12.3 . Seed Plants. Characteristics of Seed Plants. Life Cycle Alternates between two stages Differs from life cycle of seedless plants: Seed plants produce seed. Seeds nourish and protect young sporophytes.
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Seed plants produce seed. Seeds nourish and protect young sporophytes.
Gametophytes of seed plants do not live as separate plants from the sporophytes
The sperm of seedless plants need water to swim to the eggs of female gametophytes. The sperm of seed plants do not need water to reach an egg. Sperm form inside tiny structures called pollen. Pollen can be transported by wind or animals.
These characteristics allow seed plants to live almost anywhere on earth!