A plant genus of the Brassicaceae family; Fast Plants® belong to this genus.
A family of plants generally characterized by flowers with four petals that form a cross shape.
Sugar that is a product of photosynthesis.
A gas from the air that is used by plants for photosynthesis; also known as CO2.
The structure in fruit-producing plants which encloses one or more ovules.
Green pigment in plants; see photosynthesis.
The seed leaf, first to be seen after germination; it serves as a food source (energy) until true leaves form.
Any plant belonging to the Cruciferae family.
Plant family now called Brassicaceae.
Seeds are dormant if they require some special even or "trigger" before they resume growth, e.g. fire, scarification or cold treatment. Contrast with "quiescence".
A young plant before the start of germination.
The development of an embryo from a fertilized egg or zygote.
The loss of water vapor through the stomata.
Union of egg and pollen to produce a new embryo.
The stalk of the stamen which supports the anther.
Reproductive part of a plant.
Flower that has not yet opene.
What the pistil becomes after fertilization; seed pod; the mature, ripened ovary containing the seeds.
The beginning of growth by a seed.
Tip of the plant where new leaves, stems, and flower buds form.
Part of an embryo or seedling between the cotyledons and the radicle or roots.
Part of the stem between the nodes.
Green part of the plant that collects light and CO2 for photosynthesis; green color comes from chlorophyll.
The undifferentiated, perpetually young plant tissue from which new cells arise.
Sugar-rich food in flowers that insects and birds eat.
Tiny structure found deep within a flower that produces nectar; the gland in the flower on some fruit-producing plants located at the base of the pistil that produces nectar.
Where the leaves and flowers attach to the stem.
Flower part that is usually colored yellow in Fast Plants®.
The process of converting CO2 and water (in the presence of light and chlorophyll) into carbohydrates (sugar) and oxygen (that we breathe).
Female reproductive part of a flower.
Produced by stamens; contains the male gametes.
Transfer pollen from one flower to another.
When seeds will resume growth at any time upon exposure to favorable conditions: water, oxygen, warmth.
The embryonic root which first appears after germination.
Underground part of the plant that absorbs and conducts water and minerals; anchors the plant in soil.
Tiny outgrowths of the root that absorb water and minerals from the soil.
Part of a plant that will grow into a new plant under the right conditions; formed by the maturation of the ovule after fertilization.
Outermost part of a seed
First "leaves" to germinate; also called cotyledons.
Contains the seeds.
Young plant that grows from a seed.
Green part of the flower that encloses the flower bud.
Male reproductive part of a flowerthe flower structure which produces pollen; consists of an anther and a filament.
Aboveground part of the plant that bears the leaves and flowers.
The receptive surface of the pistil on which pollen adheres and germinates.
Pores in leaves that allow plants to uptake CO2 and to expel oxygen and water.
A slender column of tissue that arises from the top of the ovary through which the pollen tubes grow.
Remove extra plants.
The differences that occur within the offspring of a particular species.