How fruit helps the seeds to be dispersed?

Animal dispersal. Animals disperse seeds in several ways. First, some plants, like the burr at left, have barbs or other structures that get tangled in animal fur or feathers, and are then carried to new sites. Other plants produce their seeds inside fleshy fruits that then get eaten be an animal.
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What are the 5 types of seed dispersal?

There are five main modes of seed dispersal: gravity, wind, ballistic, water, and by animals.
  • How is the ash seed dispersal?

    Seeds dispersed by wind. Trees with winged seeds: Ash, Fraxinus excelsior - is the third most common tree in Britain (but is under threat from ash dieback) and has clusters of winged seeds, often called keys. Its seeds are held in clusters with a single wing.
  • What are the main methods of seed dispersal?

    Seeds are dispersed away from each other and from the parent plant so that there is less competition. The commonest methods of seed dispersal are: wind e.g. dandelion, sycamore fruits are light and have extensions which act as parachutes or wings to catch the wind.
  • How seeds are spread by animals?

    Animal dispersal. Animals disperse seeds in several ways. First, some plants, like the burr at left, have barbs or other structures that get tangled in animal fur or feathers, and are then carried to new sites. Other plants produce their seeds inside fleshy fruits that then get eaten be an animal.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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