Phase 1: The flower attracts insects, which pollinate the carpel, resulting in fertilization. After fertilization occurs, the flower’s petals wither.
Phase 2: A seed develops inside each carpel, an ovary wall encases each seed, and the ovary swells to form a pericap, while the flower’s stamens wither.
Phase 3: The seed and pericap form a fruit, which attracts animals.

Among the following, which is probably responsible for spreading fruit-bearing plants from one location to another?


The first choice is the only one that makes sense. In Phase 3 of development, the ripened pericap (fruit) attracts animals, and they, of course, eat the fruit. The droppings of these animals spread the fruit’s seeds, from which new plants of the same type grow.

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