Non-woody Vascular Plants
Vascular plants have well-developed systems of internal tubes which conduct food and water. Trees and shrubs — which are also vascular plants — are distinguished by woody stems and roots and so are given a separate grouping on this site. Many of the non-woody vascular plants have obvious flowers; these are grouped as wildflowers. Others may produce flowers that are too small or have an atypical appearance, or may not produce flowers at all. Often these are easy to categorize, like grasses, sedges, and rushes. The 'oddball' plants that are less distinguishable are grouped with the ferns, horsetails, and clubmosses; check this section if you find a plant that does not appear to belong in any particular grouping — or contact us and we will assist as best as possible.