Talk:Vascular plant

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l say hi. I have the following question which might seem stupid but I have to ask. How do vascular plants move water etc. in the tracheids? For instance in humans the heart pumps the blood..How does this work in plants especially since gravity would do a pretty good job pulling all the juices down? jerry

Capillary action. Because tracheids are so freaskily thin, gravity is irrelevant for these tubes to certain extend. Transpiration also sucks the sap up. --Menchi 09:44, 18 May 2004 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the quick and enlightening answer. Maybe there should be a link for the capillary action page within the article. Thanks again. jerry-greece

It's been done. :-) --Menchi 08:31, 19 May 2004 (UTC)


The article says this: "is haploid with one set of chromosomes per cell." Is there any other type of haploid? That is, can something be haploid without that? (I don't think so, but I don't know what the writer was trying to say.)

Haploid indicates "half" of a full set of chromosomes. This actually can be very misleading in plants because some plants are truly "polyploidy" meaning they are actually 3N (or more), which is double the full set of chromosomes. I think the writer meant to explain haploid by saying "with one set of chromosomes per cell." I suggest dropping that portion of the sentence and linking haploid to the correct article.


Magnoliophyta? What happened to Angiophyta? I hate to change something that I may be out of date on.

Angiophyta is synonymous with Magnoliophyta; the name "Magnoliophyta" is much more commonly used. SCHZMO 23:13, 19 April 2006 (UTC)


I need more examples of vascular plants! I don't know much about it so I need more information about vascular and nonvascular plants. -Helen

Need More[edit]

Need more examples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Okay Okay-Gavin —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:42, 26 March 2008 (UTC) I NEED TO LEARN ABOUT VASCULAR PLANTS BECAUSE IM DOING A PROJECT ON IT AND I DONT REALLY HAVE A DISCRIBCTION OF A VASCULAR PLANT-ALEXUS —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:22, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

See WP:DYOH Smartse (talk) 10:24, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Wording #2[edit]

At the beginning of the Nutrient Distribution section it is stated: “Nutrients and water from the soil and the organic compound produces in leaves”. Should this not be “Nutrients and water from the soil and the organic compounds produced in leaves” instead??? (sans the italics, of course) (talk) 14:32, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes it should have. Changed it. Thanks Smartse (talk) 19:57, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

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Note that I am not involved in this project any more than any other editor, just posting these notes since it is quite a big change, potentially.

Regards, Rich Farmbrough, 20:46, 15 June 2010 (UTC).

I saw that this page was listed as one of the "pending changes" trial articles. However it has been semi-protected for two years, without any significant vandalism since. I asked for it to be un-protected, which HJ Mitchell has kindly done. Therefore this article is no longer protected. It shouldn't be subject to the "pending changes" trial. Axl ¤ [Talk] 16:13, 16 June 2010 (UTC)