Vascular Tissue The vascular tissues include xylem , which conducts water and minerals from the roots upward and throughout the plant, and phloem , which transports dissolved foods in all directions within the plant. The main conducting vessels of xylem are the tracheids and the vessels. Tracheids are long, thin tubes found in most vascular plants, while vessels are large tubes found predominantly in angiosperms. The tracheids and vessels form pipelines that have pores and perforated ends, which allow water and minerals to be conducted from one
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