Ovule

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Location of ovules inside a Helleborus foetidus flower

Ovules produce the cells which get fertilized during sexual reproduction in plants. The word literally means "small egg".

In seed plants, the ovule is the structure that gives rise to, and contains, the female reproductive cells. The megagametophyte (also called the embryo sac in flowering plants) produces the egg cell for fertilization.