Lets brush up on the basics first. The class 1 lessons will give a brief overview of the plant life.
Type of plants
Let’s learn about the type of plants in more detail
Big and strong.
Have large woody stem called Trunk which divides into many branches.
The branches bear leaves, flowers and fruits.
Trees live for many years
They come in different shapes;Tallest tree : Redwoods Smallest :Dwarf willow
Examples : Mango tree, Palm tree, eucalyptus tree, Banyan tree etc
Small but strong plants
They have thin brown or green colored woody stem
They have many branches
Live only for few years
Examples : Rose plant, Hibiscus plant , cotton plant etc
Small but weak
Stems and branches are green and soft
Herbs have their own smell
They live for a very short time
Examples : Mint, Rice, spinach, Banana etc
Did u know :
Banana plant has green colored soft stem and it lives for a short time. The banana plant is the biggest herb.
Tomato plant has green, delicate stem and is a herb and not a shrub.
Need the support of a stick or wall to grow
They have weak stems
Examples : Grapevine, money plant, pepper plant, pea plant
Grow along the ground
They have weak, green stems with thin branches that rest on the ground.
They generally bear big heavy fruits.
Examples : Watermelon , cucumber, sweet potato etc
Plants can also be divided into 2 more categories
These plants have spines, thorns or prickles.
These sharp outgrowth discourage plant-eating animals from eating them.
Desert plants have spines, which are actually leaves and help to reduce water loss
Stem of many plants have sharp outgrowths, called thorns. plants like rose have prickles.
Examples : Cactus , thorns in lemon plant, prickles in rose plant
These plants grow in water bodies such as ponds,lakes etc
Some of these plants float. They are called floating plants like lotus and duckweed
Many water plants grow inside water and are known as Submerged plants like seaweed, hydrilla, etc