The Evolution of Vascular Plants


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The earliest terrestrial plants likely evolved from which one of the following?

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1. What is the term for small openings found in plants that are involved in gas exchange and water loss?

2. Early plants may have used the base of their stems for anchoring and absorbing functions, or they may have used ___, which are hair-like outgrowths that anchor a plant in place.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of vascular plant evolution with these study tools. Quiz questions will cover things like the earliest terrestrial plants and small openings found in plants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these resources to:

  • Determine what hair-like outgrowths plants might have used to keep themselves in place
  • Identify a vascular tissue in a plant that regulates water and nutrients
  • Name the part of a plant that transports products of photosynthesis to where they are necessary

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the earliest terrestrial plants and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as vascular tissues that regulates water and nutrients and vascular tissue that transports products of photosynthesis to where they are required
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vascular plant evolution

Additional Learning

Explore this subject further via the lesson entitled The Evolution of Vascular Plants. Once you've completed the lesson, you will have covered the following study objectives:

  • Analyze the evolution of vascular plants
  • Determine the type of plants that absorb the most light
  • Understand vascular tissue and how it functions