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The main characteristic features of the non-vascular plants are:

  1. Simple conducting tissues are present whereas the complex vascular tissues are absent.
  2. The non-vascular plants have stem and leaves like structure. Instead of roots they possess rhizoids.
  3. The non-vascular plants are soft, short leafy plants.
  4. The dominant phase of the non-vascular plants is the gametophytic plant body.
  5. The non-vascular plants are less diverse in nature.
  6. The non-vascular plants are the inhabitants of the moist and swampy areas. They can’t with stand the dry and drought conditions.
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