Angiosperms are flowering vascular plants and they make up 80% of all the green living plants on earth.
This is the most diverse group of plants in the world and they make up the majority of our food supply (and a good portion of our clothing). Cereal crops are also angiosperms, you just don’t usually see the flowers.
Within that diversity, there are certain characteristics that are true for all angiosperms:
The word angiosperm comes from the Greek words for “vessel” (angeion) and “seed” (sperma). There are 350,000 known species of angiosperm plants and they all produce seeds. The seeds are produced when a flower is pollinated and the ovules are fertilized. The seed is protected and fed by fruit that surrounds it. The fruit is actually a mature ovary.
You can grow a surprising amount of food in your own yard. Ask me how!