How do vascular plants differ from non vascular plants Vascular plants Vascular system (TUBES) for water transport Grow tall Live in dry areas Non vascular plants Lack of tubes for water transport Low growing - short(no roots) Live in damp shady places
Explain why vascular plants are better suited to life in dry areas Vascular plants are better suited to dry areas because the well developed vascular system quickly transports water & minerals throughout the plant
Would you expect a tall desert plant to be a vascular plant? A tall desert plant would be vascular. Larger plants have a vascular system to transport water, minerals and food. This system also gives the plant support so that it can grow tall.
What are the two major stages of a plants life cycle? The two major stages of the plant life cycle are: 1) the sporophyte stage 2) the gametophyte stage
Life cycle of a plant • Sperm cell & egg cell fertilize, become a zygote (sperm cell + egg cell = zygote) • Zygote becomes a sporophyte • Sporophyte produces spores spores develop gametophyte • Gametophyte produce sperm cells & egg cells • Process repeats