Study Guide

Plant Evolution and Diversity Topics

Plant Predecessors

The Earth was once a dark and stormy place, where everything alive was found in the ocean,...

Plant Colonization of Land

Plants haven't always extended across the land as they do now. All life started in the ocean, and...

Plant Fossils

The tricky thing about studying evolution is that so many things happened in the past, and in...

Levels of Organization

Plants and other living things are classified—not in the top secret, CIA-way that something...

Bryophytes

As mentioned earlier, bryophytes are a group of plants that are non-vascular and don't have...

Seedless Vascular Plants

Eventually, plants did begin to grow taller because they developed vascular systems. They did not...

Gymnosperms

Gymnosperms were the first seed plants. They do not make flowers or fruits though, so their seeds...

Angiosperms

After the evolution of seeds, the last big development in plant evolution was the arrival of...

Plant Diversity

Plants are very different in the various habitats around the world. How does evolution favor...

Common Mistakes

It is tempting to call algae plants because they do photosynthesize and are like plants in so...

Test Your Knowledge

1. Which of the following is similar in structure between charophytes and land plants?(A)...

Made From Trees

How do so many different types of plants exist on Earth, and how do they contribute to different...