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Parts of a Plant

When it comes to identifying plants, and even when gardening, It is important to understand the different parts of a plant. This area of expertise is called plant morphology, which is the study of the external structure and their physical form. People normally think of a plants anatomy when it comes to their parts, but plant anatomy refers to the internal structure of their parts. In plant morphology, two distinct areas are looked at; the vegetative structures, and the reproductive structures.

The individual links found here will take you to pages that describe all the different types of the particular plant part you chose.

Vegetative Structures

The vegetative structures of plants include the two major organ systems; the shoot system, which contains the leaves and stems, and the root system. Most plants have both these systems, and as such, provide a common ground for the comparative nature of plant morphology as a whole.