Asexual Reproduction
 
By Jenn Wilson
Asexual reproduction is defined as the process by which a single organism, like a flower, produces another organism or organisms (another flower or flowers) identical to itself.
 
For example, here is a picture of a type of asexual reproduction. Strawberries, as shown here, produce long stems called stolons. When these stolons touch the ground, they produce roots and eventually develop new plants. Several types of ivies and grasses also reproduce from stolons.

Here is another example of asexual reproduction in plants. This is a type of reproduction that uses rhizomes. A rhizome is defined as a thick and fleshy creeping stem that grows either on or just below
the surface of the ground. A certain type  of grass called crab grass reproduces in this way.
A tuber shown below, is an underground stem swollen with stored food.


Asexual reproduction is not the only way plants can reproduce. This chart below shows how asexual reproduction can lead into sexual reproduction.

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