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vascular plant

n.
Any of numerous plants, including the seed plants and the ferns, having well-developed vascular tissues consisting of phloem to transport sucrose and other organic nutrients and xylem to transport water and minerals. Also called tracheophyte.
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Noun1.vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiospermsvascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
nonflowering plant, pteridophyte - plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores
phanerogam, seed plant, spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
halophyte - plant growing naturally in very salty soil
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
cultivar - a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation
cultivated plant - plants that are grown for their produce
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
duct - a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
evergreen, evergreen plant - a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year
deciduous plant - a plant having foliage that is shed annually at the end of the growing season
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
creeper - any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
geophyte - a perennial plant that propagates by underground bulbs or tubers or corms
desert plant, xerophile, xerophilous plant, xerophyte, xerophytic plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
mesophyte, mesophytic plant - land plant growing in surroundings having an average supply of water; compare xerophyte and hydrophyte
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
tuberous plant - plant growing from a tuber
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
cormous plant - plant growing from a corm
psilophyte - any plant of the order Psilophytales: a savannah plant
psilophyton - any plant or fossil of the genus Psilophyton
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The focus of the research is on (1) liquid biofuel production (bioethanol and biodiesel) from various first and second generation feedstock as an important but controversial renewable energy source (2) vascular plant diversity, as the common basis of all terrestrial ecosystems, and (3) habitat destruction and climate change, as important drivers of global change.
Also, within the area of Tajikistan, floristic analyses reveal the considerable uniqueness of the vascular plant species related to rupicolous habitats (Nowak et al.
All of these taxas grow endophytically in the substomatal chambers and through the intercellular spaces (mesophyll) of vascular plant host leaves (Lopez-Bautista et al.
In this study we present the first description of vascular plant roots discovered within the siliciclastic deposits, which suggest the occurrence of terrestrial conditions during the Early Devonian.
Indeed, Wolffia arrhiza is the smallest vascular plant on Earth.
My daughter will study a certain species of ant that drinks the nectar of a certain species of vascular plant.
Andrew McElrone, a plant physiologist in the Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit in Davis, California, has adapted computed tomography (CT) scan technology to vastly improve on the tools available for studying how water and pathogens move through vascular plant tissue called "xylem.
The vascular plant team reported 123 potentially new county records.
1 percent of the Earth's surface and contains about 17 percent of the vascular plant species and 6 percent of the terrestrial vertebrate species.
The total exposure dose rate of reference organisms having received the largest exposure to natural radionuclides in Lake Druksiai Crustacean Th-232 <1% Ra-226 9% U-238 90% Vascular plant Th-232 <1% Ra-226 2% U-238 97% Insect larvae Th-232 <1% Ra-226 9% U-238 90% Bivalve mollusc Th-232 <1% Ra-226 20% U-238 79% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Twin Mounds and Twin Shelters hill prairies were visited during the growing seasons of 2009 and 2010 to collect vascular plant specimens and study the composition and structure of the prairie vegetation.
For example, more than 4,000 plant species introduced into North America during the last 400 years now grow wild here; they now constitute nearly 2o percent of the continent's vascular plant biodiversity.