Select from the frequently asked questions below
- Plants are thought to have evolved from an aquatic green alga protist.
- Later, they evolved important adaptations for land, including vascular tissues, seeds, and flowers.
- Each of these major adaptations made plants better suited for life on dry land.
- The oldest fossils of land plants date back about 470 million years.
- The first land plants probably resembled modern plants called liverworts, like the one shown in Figure below.
- The evolution of vascular tissues revolutionized the plant kingdom.
- It allowed plants to grow large and endure periods of drought.
What were the three obstacles that plants had to overcome as they made their transition from water to land?
List the following major features of plants in the order they evolved: seeds, vascular tissue, flowers.