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Name: Madeleine
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2013

Are there more vascular plants living in soil , air or water on earth?

Hi Madeleine,

Thanks for the question. I believe there are more vascular plants living on soil than in the water.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have more questions. Thanks Jeff

Most vascular plants would likely be land plants, rooted in soil, though there are many epiphytes in tree canopies particularly in tropical regions.

The following may be helpful to you:

Sincerely, Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D., Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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