Definition of vascular plant in English:

Share this entry

vascular plant


A plant that is characterized by the presence of conducting tissue.
  • Subkingdom Tracheophyta: divisions Pteridophyta (ferns, horsetails, and club mosses) and Spermatophyta (cycads, conifers, and flowering plants).
Example sentences
  • Both seed plants and ferns are vascular plants, having conducting tissue in their steins.
  • Lignin formation is an essential part of the development of xylem tissue in vascular plants.
  • Plants were collected with flower or fruit, with the exception of seedless vascular plants, which were collected with sporangia.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: vas·cu·lar plant

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.