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9.8: Vascular Plants

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clubmoss

Vascular plant similar to the nonvascular moss, but with roots, stems, and leaves; similar to early vascular plants.

ferns

Early vascular plants; more plant-like than the clubmosses; have stems, leaves, and roots.

leaves

(singular, leaf): Vascular plant organ specialized to collect sunlight for photosynthesis.

lignin

Tough, hydrophobic carbohydrate molecule that stiffens and waterproofs vascular tissues of plants.

phloem

Type of plant vascular tissue; transports food from photosynthetic cells to other parts of the plant.

root

Vascular plant organ that can penetrate soil and rock; absorb water and minerals.

stem

Plant organ that holds plants upright, so they can obtain sunlight and oxygen.

tracheophyte

Type of plant that has vascular tissues, such as a seed plant or flowering plant.

xylem

Type of plant vascular tissue; transports water and dissolved nutrients from roots to stems and leaves.

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