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Why do vascular plants grow larger than non-vascular plants?


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November 19, 2014 4:59PM

Non vascular plants have no internal "circulatory system" or any means of moving liquid and nutrients around their body. Therefore they need to grow low to the ground and in a moist environment in order to get their nutrients through osmosis through the ground. Vascular plants are able to get their nutrients delivered through the body through veins, allowing them to grow taller.