Speciation in plants
In terms of reproduction, plants have a lot more options than animals do. Many plants can reproduce sexually, by fertilizing other individuals or themselves, and asexually, by creating clones of themselves through vegetative reproduction, while most animals only reproduce sexually.
Similarly, in terms of speciation, plants have more options than animals do. Two modes of speciation are particularly common in plants:
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Sunflower photos courtesy of Jason Rick and Loren Rieseberg; Anemone rivularis photo courtesy of Farmyard Nurseries; Anemone quinquefolia courtesy of Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G. & S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
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