• Nonvascular plants include liverworts, hornworts and mosses.
  • They lack roots, stems, and leaves.
  • Mosses are the most similar to vascular plants.
  • Liverworts are named for the liver-shaped leaves of some species and Hornworts for their horn-like sporophytes.
  • Despite the dominance of vascular plants today, more than 17,000 species of bryophytes still survive.
  • They are low-growing, reproduce with spores, and need a moist habitat.
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