Vascular tissue

complex conducting tissue in plants

Vascular tissue is a complex tissue found in vascular plants. Complex means that it is composed of more than one cell type.

Cross section of celery stalk, showing vascular bundles, which include both phloem and xylem.
This is an article about vascular tissue in plants. For transport in animals, see Circulatory system.

The primary components of vascular tissue are the xylem and phloem. These two tissues transport fluid and nutrients internally. There is a meristem associated with vascular tissue: the vascular cambium. All the vascular tissues within a particular plant together constitute the vascular tissue system of that plant.

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