Vascular Plants Described

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Vascular Plants Described The vascular plants encompass several divisions of plants and are collectively known as  tracheophytes.  Tracheophytes  are characterized primarily by the presence of a vascular system  composed of two types of specialized tissue: xylem and phloem.  Xylem  conducts water and minerals  upward from the roots of a plant, while  phloem  transports sugars and other nutrients from the leaves  to the other parts of the plant. Both xylem and phloem are distributed throughout the plant. The  vascular tissue also serves as a means for mechanical support in the plant, so some tracheophytes  (such as trees) can grow quite tall.  Seedless vascular plants (ferns) In many plants, seeds are the structures from which the sporophyte generation emerges. Seeds  protect the embryonic plant during its early stages and store food. Many plants do not form seeds in 
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