Hornwort plants are a type of non-vascular plant. they are short and non flowering and live both land and water. Their name is derived from their elongated horn-like structure. They have a flattened and green body. Hornworts tend to grow in places that are damp and humid. Some hornwort species grow on the bark of trees. Hornworts represent an early type of plant group that belong to the Kingdom Plantae order Bryophyta.
Kingdom Plantae living organisms can be grouped into the following plant categories: Dicot Plants, Fern Plants, Green Algae Plants, Gymnosperm Plants, Hornwort Plants, Horsetail, Lichen, Liverwort, Lycopod, Monocot, Moss, Quillwort, and Whiskfern. Learn more…
What is a Plant?
A plant is one of the two groups into which all living organisms are traditionally divided into; the other being animals. A plant is usually a stationery living organism and as such needs to absorb nutrients from its surroundings in order to grow and survive. Typically plants have roots which are the organs of a plant that normally lie below the surface of the soil; however there are some types of plants which do have aerial roots. Within the scientific classification chart plants belong to the Kingdom Plantae family.