What makes a flowering plant a flowering plant? How is a complete flower different from an incomplete flower? What is pollination? ‘Classifying Flowering Plants’ looks at the amazing class of beautiful plants. Find out how plants are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From bananas to bromeliads and oaks to magnolias, discover what makes flowering plants so special. Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain plants may show some characteristics of a particular class but actually belong to another.
Table of Contents
The variety of life What are flowering plants? What do flowering plants look like? Flowering plant classes Magnolias and their relatives Oaks and their relatives Meat-eating plants and their relatives Roses and their relatives Parasitic plants Peas in a pod Palms and their relatives Grasses, sedges, and their relatives Bromeliads and bananas Lilies, orchids, and their relatives Lost forever?