vascular plant

noun

Definition of vascular plant

: a plant having a specialized conducting system that includes xylem and phloem : tracheophyte

Examples of vascular plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within a year, an Arctic sea rocket, Surtsey’s first vascular plant, sprouted. Barry Estabrook, WSJ, "Two Books on Creatures Invasive and Incredible," 9 Oct. 2020 Almost 500 vascular plant species, flowering plants, have been named in the southeastern United States over the last 50 years. John R. Platt, Scientific American, "An 'Extinction Hotspot' in Appalachia," 11 July 2020 Researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Innsbruck recovered at least 75 species of bryophytes, non-vascular plants such as mosses and liverworts, that had been preserved in ice with Otzi. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Frozen moss reveals fatal final journey of 5,300-year-old ice mummy," 31 Oct. 2019 Now, a new study suggests that if present global habitat-degradation trends continue, vascular plants and invertebrates living in wildlands—from wildflowers to bees—are twice as likely to survive as their cousins dwelling in nonwilderness areas. Richard A. Lovett, Science | AAAS, "Wilderness areas halve the risk of extinction for plants and animals," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of vascular plant

1861, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2020

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“Vascular plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vascular%20plant. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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