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In this article, we will learn about reproduction in plants through concept maps and discuss mind maps of living things and types of reproduction in plants. After reading this article, reader will be able to explain:

  • Reproduction in plants

  • Types of reproduction

  • What are Sexual and asexual reproduction

Reproduction: An Introduction

Reproduction is one of the essential processes to continuing life on earth. Is there any difference between reproduction in plants or animals? Do you know what is the sexual reproductive unit of plants? You might be surprised that new plant material can be produced by leaves, roots, and stems in vegetative propagation. Sexual reproduction and asexuality in plants are explained through a concept map in this article. Androecium and gynoecium are the two reproductive structures found in a flower, some plants have both types of reproductive structure known as monoecious or bisexual plants, and some have only a single type of structure either androecium or gynoecium. To know more about the reproduction of plants, continue reading this article.

Reproduction in Plants Concept Map

Types of Reproduction

Types of Reproduction

Reproduction is already defined as a process of producing new plants from parent plants. There are many types of reproduction. Different plants use different methods of reproduction. Some of the methods are explained here. The vegetative method is sometimes involved in the asexual method, and reproduction occurs through a single parent. It involves fusion, budding fragmentation, vegetative propagation, spore formation, etc. Sexual reproduction occurs through the involvement of two parents, where fertilization occurs and the zygote forms. Then zygote is converted into a new plant.

Types of Reproduction in Plants

There are three types of reproduction in plants - Asexual, vegetative, and sexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction takes place through spores. Vegetative reproduction takes place through vegetative parts of plants, such as roots, stems, and leaves. Sexual reproduction takes place through a reproductive unit of plants which is flowers.

Asexual Reproduction Concept Map

Types of Asexual Reproduction

Types of Asexual Reproduction

Asexual reproduction in plants takes place through many methods. These methods are budding, spore formation, fragmentation, and vegetative propagation.

Sexual Reproduction Concept MAP

Concept Map of Sexual Reproduction in plants

Concept Map of Sexual Reproduction in plants

As is already explained that in sexual reproduction, two parents are involved. One is a male parent, and the other is a female parent. Male parents form male gametes, whereas female parents form female gametes. The flower is the reproductive organ of plants. There are two main important reproductive parts in flowers- one is the male part which is the androecium, and the other is the female part which is the gynoecium. Now androecium is a bundle of stamen, and the gynoecium is a bundle of the pistil. There are two main parts of stamen- anther and filament. Pollen grains are the male gametophyte produced in other flowers. These pollen grains later divide into male gametes. Now carpel is the female reproductive part of a flower. It has three important parts- stigma, style, and ovary. In the ovary, there is a female gamete that is the ovum.

Now, most of the plant pollen grain lands on the stigma, where it forms a male gamete; the male gamete then reaches to ovary through style, where it fuses with the female gamete ovum, a process known as fertilization. The fusion of male and female gametes leads to the formation of a zygote which undergoes development to make the embryo process known as embryogenesis.

Important Questions

1. What factors affect plant reproduction?

The important factors which affect plant reproduction are - the intensity of light, duration, quality of light, temperature, etc.

2. What are the different purposes of reproduction in plants?

The important purpose of plant reproduction is to ensure species' continuity.

3. What are the different things plants need to grow?

Plants need various factors for growth. These factors are proper temperature, light, water, humidity, and nutrients.

Interesting Facts

  • Originally carrots were purple or white colored. Genetic mutations produce orange carrots.

  • One strawberry contains, on average, 200 seeds.

  • The bamboo tree is the fastest-growing plant; it can grow 1 inch per month

  • Snapdragon flower is the flower that resembles a snapdragon

  • Gingko is a gymnosperm and is the only plant that is still alive yet.

Practice Questions

1. Explain the life process mind map

2. What are the different modes of reproduction in plants?

3. What happened during plants reproduction

4. What are the benefits of reproduction?

5. What are the features of reproduction?

Key Features

  • In this article, we have discussed reproduction in a plants concept map

  • We have discussed types of reproduction in plants - there is a mainly sexual, asexual, and vegetative methods of reproduction in plants

  • An asexual reproduction concept map is also discussed in this article. Budding, fragmentation, and Vegetative propagation are important methods of asexual reproduction

  • Sexual reproduction involves gamete formation and fertilization.

  • The mind map of reproduction in plants is the same as the Concept Map of reproduction in plants

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FAQs on Reproduction in Plants

1. Explain asexual reproduction in plants.

A sexual reproduction involves single parents only. And the offspring produced in this reproduction is a clone of their parents; clone means genetically and morphologically identical to their parents. Gamete formation does not occur in asexual reproduction as in sexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction involves budding, vegetative propagation, etc.; asexual reproduction does not involve fertilization, a fusion of gametes or zygote formation.

2. Describe different asexual structures in plants.

Budding - is one of the methods of asexual reproduction. Budding is seen in potatoes; eye buds are the structure in potatoes.

Fragmentation - in this method, one part of the plant divides into two or more parts, and each part grows into a new plant.

Spore formation - asexual spores formed in lower plants; in favorable conditions, spores germinate to produce new plants.

Rhizomes are the structure seen in gingers and bananas.

3. What are the different artificial methods of asexual reproduction?

There are various artificial methods of asexual reproduction- layering, grafting, and cutting. Layering occurs in jasmine, and a growing stem is covered in soil from here new plant start growing and later detaches from the parent plant.

Grafting involves attaching two different parts of plants; one part is stock, and the other is called scion; in cutting, a plant part is cut along with the nodes and buried in the soil. Then after some time, new plants will grow from these nodes.


In this article, we will learn about reproduction in plants through concept maps and discuss mind maps of living things and types of reproduction in plants. After reading this article, reader will be able to explain:

  • Reproduction in plants

  • Types of reproduction

  • What are Sexual and asexual reproduction