Vascular plants are plants that have tissues called xylem and phloem as conducting tissues. Xylem is tissue composed of vessels, fibers, and tracheids responsible for upward conduction of water and dissolved minerals; it also functions as the supporting tissue of stems. Phloem is conducting tissue that is responsible for moving food manufactured in the leaves to other parts of the plant, including the roots. The botanical name for the vascular plants is Tracheobionta. This group of plants... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2021. 3p.