Vascular plants (frae Laitin vasculum: duct), an aa kent as tracheophytes (frae the equivalent Greek term trachea) an an aa heicher plants, furm a lairge group o plants that are defined as those land plants that hae lignified tissues (the xylem) for conductin watter an minerals throughoot the plant. Thay an aa hae a specialized non-lignified tissue (the phloem) tae conduct products o photosynthesis. Vascular plants include the clubmosses, horsetails, ferns, gymnosperms (includin conifers) an angiosperms (flouerin plants). Scienteefic names for the group include Tracheophyta an Tracheobionta.
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- Abercrombie, Hickman & Johnson. 1966. A Dictionary of Biology. (Penguin Books
- "ITIS Standard Report Page: Tracheobionta". Retrieved September 20, 2013.