Two major groups. Nonvascular plants -- Lack a well-developed system of tubes for transporting water and other materials. Low growing. No roots for absorbing water from the ground. (rootlike, stemlike,leaflike ) Pass materials from cell to cell. Thin cell walls. Live in damp, shady places.
Vascular plants -- Plants with true vascular systems – tubes for transport. True roots, stems and leaves Better for dry areas. Quick and efficient material transport. Vascular tissue provides strength, stability, support. What are the largest and oldest living things on the planet ?