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Non vascular plants are small because _______

they lack vascular systems, they lack phloem or xylem

Apart from the lack of vascular system how do non vascular plants differ from vascular plants?

they lack roots. They have instead rhizoids. also the reproductive system differs

what are rhizoids?

rhizoids are small hairs that insert into the substrate to keep the plant in place

Non vascular plants are found in ______ environments?

moist environments to be closer to water source

Non vascular plants have a simple reproductive system which include?

asexual reproduction by vegetative propagation

what is vegetative propagation?

this is when parts of a plant break off and develop into a new plant

non vascular plants are also referred to as ______

bryophytes

Bryophytes are divided into _____,_____ and ______

mosses, liverworts and hornworts

how do bryophytes differ from other groups?

they have no vascular tissue

what are the phyla of bryophytes?

anthocerophyta, hepaticphyta, and bryophyta

where are mosses found?

they are found in shaded dumpy areas

what is a seta?

it is a leafless, single, spindle shaped stalk common to sporophytes of bryophytes

Are mosses photosynthetic?

yes