A nonvascular plant is a bryophyte that does not have vascular tissue for the transport of water and other nutrients. The three types of bryophytes are mosses, liverworts and hornworts. These bryophytes do not have xylem... More »

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Nonvascular plants, which lack a vascular system, absorb water from nearby water sources. They distribute water to their parts through the slow process of capillary action, diffusion and cytoplasmic streaming. More »

CAM plants include most succulents, such as cacti and agaves, as well as some orchids and bromeliads. CAM is an acronym for crassulacean acid metabolism, and it refers to a specific type of photosynthesis generally used ... More »

Some characteristics of pteridophyta plants include reproduction through spores, leaves that provide energy through photosynthesis, specialized stems called rhizomes, and vascular systems that transport water and nutrien... More »

The main functions of the stem are to provide support for plant leaves, transport minerals and water from the soil and carry sugar or glucose made in the leaves to other plant parts. Plants can have herbaceous or woody s... More »

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Some of the factors affecting plant growth include availability of nutrients, water, temperature, light, air pollution, gases and plant genetics. These issues can either enable a plant to develop rapidly or much slower. More »

When the abscission layer of a plant grows, it cuts off the circulation of nutrients, sugar and water to the leaves, which causes the chlorophyll that gives the plant its green color to disintegrate and makes carotene sh... More »