Kingdom Plantae (Plants)


Plantae Divisions Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Division Common Name Photo Where? Phenology
AnthocerotophytaHornworts(NA) HerePhenology
BryophytaMosses HerePhenology
CharophytaStonewort algae(NA) HerePhenology
ChlorophytaGreen algae(NA) HerePhenology
ConiferophytaConifers HerePhenology
EquisetophytaHorsetails(NA) HerePhenology
HepatophytaLiverworts HerePhenology
LycopodiophytaClubmosses HerePhenology
MagnoliophytaFlowering Plants HerePhenology
PteridophytaFerns HerePhenology

Can't find the Division you are looking for? Note:
Taxa on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,and do not neccessarily include all
Park taxa from historic park reports, literature, or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.

In Case You Didn't Know ...
Plantae, the plant kingdom, is a very diverse group of organisms. With all this diversity, what is it that sets them apart from other groups, and yet have so much in common? The following are the main qualifications.
1) they are multicellular.
2) most contain cellulose in their structure.
3) they perform photosynthesis for energy and growth.
Plantae of the Park are made up of 10 major taxa called divisions (similar to phyla in the animal kingdom). On this page are the 8 divisions of plants found in the Park.