Notes: Water chestnuts are delightfully sweet and crisp- if you buy them fresh. You need to peel off their brown jackets and simmer them for five minutes before stir-frying.
Tinned Water chestnuts are easily available but not nearly as good. If you use them, blanch them first in boiling water for thirty seconds.
Chinese water chestnut
Bulbs are also underground food stores which work in the same way as tubers.
The difference is that bulbs have thick fleshy ‘leaves’.
Examples: snowdrop, crocus, daffodil, iris, lily, hyacinths, amaryllis, onion, garlic.
3. Dec. - Jan.Cooling Period Rest period. In order for bulbs to bloom in the spring they need weeks of at least 5oC. Frost at this time doesn’t harm them.
Runners are side shoots which grow out from the parent plant.
Buds form at points along the runner and eventually these buds form roots and grow into new plants.
Examples: spider plant (Anthericum), strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa)
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Take short notes from it.
World of plants workbook
“Advantages of asexual reproduction”
Read p32 & 33.
Copy and complete the table.
Summarising advantages & disadvantages of sexual versus asexual reproduction
A clone is the name given to the genetically identical plants produced from a single parent plant.
They are formed during asexual reproduction only.
People can make use of plants’ ability to reproduce asexually (instead of using seeds) by using methods of artificial propagation such as:
Again this produces genetically identical offspring (clones).