Function Angiosperms (AKA Flowering Plants), are a plant that reproduces sexually, they are able to do this using pollination and their flowers.These plants tend to be on the leafier side, and are a true land plant. Angiosperms gain water and nutrients using their roots, they can keep this water using their cuticle in their leaves. The leaf of an angiosperm has many small pores to let gases in and out, if this leaf is flat it can also get sunlight easily. They also have seeds inside their fruits that they can use to reproduce, for example if an animal ate the fruit and their faeces contains these seeds, the plant can grow. Angiosperms can grow both fruits and vegetables, their ability to reproduce using animals works the same way. They have evolved a lot over time, so they are able to live anywhere and can withstand hot and cold climates. When an angiosperms seeds begin to grow, they have a leaf called a cotyledon, plants that have this are called monocots. But another type of plant that can appear is a dicot, they are seeds with two cotyledons.The closest relative of angiosperms are gymnosperms, the only difference being that a gymnosperms seed is exposed to the environment rather than enclosed in something.
Taxonomy Kingdom - Plantae Phylum - Angiosperms
Ecology Angiosperms are needed in a forest because they are one of the main food providers for animals and insects. The angiosperm and animalia in the forest usually have a mutualism relationship, the animalia gain food and the angiosperm can reproduce. Without these plants, the forest may not happen or function properly, it could die and many animals could die as well.