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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