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Balsam Plant Seed Dispsersal

March 20, 2014

Reproduction of Flowering Plant:

Pollination -> Fertilisation -> Seed Dispersal -> Germination

Himalayan Balsam plant dispersing it seeds by exploding, sending the seeds up to 23 feet away

The Balsam fruit has a pod-like structure with seeds that are quite light. The seeds are dispersed by splitting action or otherwise known as explosive action. Such structural adaptation helps to disperse the seeds far away from the parent plant

Seed dispersal can help to prevent overcrowding and reduce the competition between the young and adult plant for water, space, nutrients and sunlight.

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