Reproduction plantarum et primas partes plantarum!

In normal human nature, only one sperm cell is needed per egg to produce a baby as it is for almost all living creatures on this earth. However, the reproduction of flowering plants is a little different than the average reproduction of any other living thing. It takes two sperm cells for flowering plants to reproduce! TWO! How ’bout them apples? Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but that’s only because it is weird. One sperm makes the embryo inside the seed, and one sperm makes the food for the embryo inside the seed… Enough about that. The reason I’m blogging about this is because I learned this at a Tuesday workshop two weeks ago from a very highly intelligent woman named Phoenix Firestarter! She was awesome. Anyway, plants do the opposite of our respiratory system which means plants breathe out oxygen and take in carbon dioxide. Whereas, us humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. That pretty much sums it up. Thanks Phoenix 🙂