A diverse array of seedless plants still populate and thrive in the world today, particularly in moist environments. An incredible variety of seedless plants populates the terrestrial landscape. Mosses may grow on a tree trunk and horsetails may display their jointed stems and spindly leaves across the forest floor. Today, however, seedless plants represent only a small fraction of the plants in our environment.
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Plants - Virgin Islands National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
PART V. The Animal Kingdom. Adaptations to Terrestrial Life. There is fossil evidence of land plants and fungi at about million years ago, during the Ordovician period, and vascular plants were well established on land by the time terrestrial animals show up in the fossil record at about million years ago. Thus, plants and fungi served as a source of food and shelter for the animals.
3.3 Terrestrial Biomes
Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season. Water saturation hydrology largely determines how the soil develops and the types of plant and animal communities living in and on the soil. Wetlands may support both aquatic and terrestrial species. The prolonged presence of water creates conditions that favor the growth of specially adapted plants hydrophytes and promote the development of characteristic wetland hydric soils. Wetlands vary widely because of regional and local differences in soils, topography, climate, hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation and other factors, including human disturbance.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Affect the Growth of Aquatic Plants? A Problem Proposal I. Introduction Aquatic plants are an important component of lake systems. These plants may be totally submerged beneath the lake surface, floating, or growing along the shoreline.