This blog post is another a debate showdown! We take topics and make them into a debate!! Today’s topic is… Vascular vs. Non-Vascular Plants! Remember, please send us what side you think is cooler by going to www.spectacularsci.com/debateform and fill out our form.
Vascular plants are plants that have a series of tubes running through their stem/trunk to their leaves. These tubes or veins are what a plant uses to transport nutrients through it. A plant with roots is also considered a vascular plant because it roots are tubes that carry water and nutrients. HINT: Vascular Plants usually produce seeds and have long stems/trunks. Some vascular plants go dormant in the Winter to prevent them from freezing up. There are some exceptions to this like evergreen plants.
Non-vascular plants are plants that do not have tubes or roots. Some non-vascular plants like moss don’t have stems at all! Vascular plants usually absorb their nutrients and water from special pores that allow water and air to seep in. Ferns, liverworts, and moss are great examples of non-vascular plants. Non-vascular plants reproduce using spores that contain a cell to start the life of a plant.