Plants• Plants do not have fur, scales, or blood, so how are they classified?Like animals, plants are divided into two main groups. Then these two groups are divided into smaller groups.The ways that plants get their food and the ways that they create new plants will help you classify them.
Who studies plants?A botanist is a scientist who specializes in the study of plants. They classify plants based on their characteristics (vascular and nonvascular).You could call them “Plant Explorers.”
How are they classified?• One way that plants can be classified is by how they carry water. Plants can either be Vascular or Nonvascular.• Vascular means “having tubes”• Nonvascular mean “not having tubes”
Vascular PlantPlants that have tubes, roots, stems, and leaves. These plants stand up tall.
Why are these treesvascular?They have tubes, roots, stems, andleaves.They also stand up tall.