Name:______________________ Date:____________ Per:______ WS 2.2 – Moss and Fern Comparison Indicate whether the statement is true for just ferns (F), just moss (M), or both ferns and moss B ________ 1. ________ 2. ________ 3. ________ 4. ________ 5. Has vascular tissue Has roots Dominant generation is gametophyte Has stems and leaves Life cycle alternates generations ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Photosynthetic Multicellular Eukaryotic Produces spores? Dominant generation is sporophite. Use the information above to construct a vendiagram Characteristics Unique To Ferns Comparison Of Fern & Moss Shared Characteristics Characteristics Unique To Moss Analysis Questions: 1. What organism evolved first (moss or ferns)? 2. What did moss evolve to become ferns? 3. What do both organisms need to reproduce? 4. What is the name of the 2 tissues that make up the veins you observed in a fern frond (leaf)? 5. Doers moss have xylem and phloem? 6. What is the difference between a root and a ryzome? 7. After the spores are released, which generation do they give rise to? 8. Why can ferns grow taller than moss? 9. What do ferns and moss have instead of seeds? 10. What is the difference between a seed and a spore? 11. What are some common uses for ferns? 12. What are some common uses for moss?