Vascular plants grow on a stem which transport nutrients and water, and they have roots that get these nutrients from the ground. These include notably flowering plants and conifers.
Bryophytes is the group of plants that includes mosses, hornworts, and liverworts are non-vascular plants which grow on land. They do not have roots, and do not produce flowers or seeds. Instead, they reproduce with spores. Moss grows in thick carpets while hornworts and liverworts usually grow in ribbons or other unusual shapes.
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