Terrestrial Plant Lineages

Get photos of plants around Charlotte from each of the major lineages of terrestrial plants. Post them here and tell us how you can tell what group it is from.

Non vascular plants are low lying, and are tied to areas of high moisture. These mosses are growing on the trunks and at the base of trees. This allows them to utilize the water running down the trunk after precipitation.

Seedless vascular plants are green, have roots and reproduce without seeds. They depend on wind for spore dispersal and water for fertilization.

Gymnosperms are seed plants without flowers. They utilize reproductive structures called cones for pollination and fertilization.

Angiosperms are flowering seed plants. They produce flowers and use either wind or animal polination to facilitate fertilization. Fruit will develop after fertlilization to help with dispersal.

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