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Some plants have pods that explode when ripe and shoot out the seeds.

Lupins, gorse and broom scatter their seeds in this way.

Pea and bean plants also keep their seeds in a pod. When the seeds are ripe and the pod has dried, the pod bursts open and the peas and beans are scattered.


Remember there are five ways that seeds are dispersed.

  1: Wind dispersal
  2: Water dispersal
  3: Animal dispersal
  4: Explosions
   5: Fire