Interactive Note taking -Plant kingdom classification

Interactive Note Taking Plant Kingdom

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  • Multicellular, make own food (autotrophs), contain nuclei (eukaryotes), cell walls and chloroplasts
  • Divided into 10 major groups/divisions
  • Some important plant divisions: mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants

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  • Mosses are nonvascular
  • Nonvascular means that they do not have structures that transport fluids through bodies
  • Mosses are low growing and have simple stems, roots, and leaves
  • Reproduce through spores
  • Examples of mosses are: redshank, hair cap, peat-moss

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  • Ferns are vascular plants.
  • Vascular plants have a system of vascular tubes that transports fluids through bodies
  • Grow taller than mosses because fluids move faster through the system and go from cell to cell
  • Ferns reproduce with spores
  • Examples of ferns are: maidenhair fern, chain fern, lady fern

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  • Conifers are vascular plants with roots, stems, and leaves
  • Conifers reproduce with seeds
  • Seeds of conifers are located in cone like structures
  • Conifers do not have flowers
  • Examples of conifers are: pines, junipers, firs, cedars, and spruce

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  • A flowering plant are vascular plants that have roots, stems, leaves and flowers
  • Seeds are enclosed inside of fruits to protect the seeds
  • Examples of flowering plants include: grasses, orchids, wheat, bananas, oak trees, watermelons, and daisies