Biology Chapter 12-2

Biology Chapter 12-2 - 1 Chapter 12 Section 2 Seedless...

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Chapter 12 Section 2 – Seedless Plants When you think of plants, what do you think of? You are usually thinking of plants that make seeds. But there are two groups of plants that don’t make seeds . Two groups of plants that do not make seeds: nonvascular plants seedless vascular plants Nonvascular Plant Characteristics do not have true roots, stems, or leaves must get their water from the environment live in damp places Three examples of nonvascular plants: mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Mosses Often live together in large groups. Cover soil or rocks with a mat of tiny plants. Made of leafy green stalks and rhizoids. rhizoid – rootlike structure that holds nonvascular plants in place and helps get water and nutrients. Mosses have two stages in their life cycle. refer to page 304 fertilized egg grows into a sporophyte. sporophyte releases spores into the air.
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