A plant that reproduces sexually without forming seeds. This group includes many common tundra ground plants, such as lichens, symbiotic associations of algae and fungi, and mosses, members of the class Musci.
(literally) a plant whose sexual reproductive parts are not conspicuous; a plant that produces spores, not seeds, in its sexual reproductive cycle; among vascular plants, ferns and fern allies. cf. phanerogam.