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Mosses and Liverworts
Ferns, Horsetails, and Club
Mosses Mosses and Liverworts
Mosses Small Live on bark, rocks,
and No vascular
system Must live in places
that are wet
that No true roots,
stems, or leaves
Liverworts Mosses and Liverworts
Mosses Live together in large groups Covering soil or rocks in a mat of
tiny green plants
tiny Each moss has rhizoids (rootEach
like structures) Rhizoids help anchor the plant Importance of Mosses and
Liverworts: Usually the first plants to inhabit a
new Form a thin layer of soil when they
die. They help hold the soil in place
which prevents erosion.
which Nesting material for birds. Peat moss can be burned as fuel. Ferns, Horsetails, and Club
Mosses: Grow tall Have vascular
Ferns Can grow almost
anywhere. Have an
called a rhizome.
rhizome. Leaves are called
Horsetails Small vascular plants. Grow less than 1.3 meters tall. Grow in wet, marshy places. Stems are hollow and contain
cilia. Pioneers used them to scrub
pots and pans.
pots Club Mosses
Club 25 cm tall. Grow in
woodlands. Unlike other
tissue. Importance of Seedless
Vascular Help form soil when they die. Also hold soil in place to prevent
erosion. Ferns serve as house plants. Some are cooked and eaten. Formed coal. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Winter '11 term at BYU.
- Winter '11