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Vanilla Facts
Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron. It is the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family. This species of orchid is native to South Eastern Mexico. These fruits are shaped like pods. It is one of the most popular ingredients in different culinary preparations. According to FDA standards, the...
All about Nectar
Nectar can be defined as a sugar rich liquid, produced by nectaries. These are special glands in a plant, generally located at the base of the perianth. The word nectar has been derived from Latin that means ‘overcoming death’. Some plants like hay fever can get pollinated by wind or water so they have no...

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Structure of a Seed
A seed can be defined as the reproductive structure of a plant. The Structure of a Seed contains different parts that are used for various purposes. In actual, a seed is a fertilized mature ovule. It possesses an embryonic plant covered in protective coat. There may be some differences in the shape, size, color...
Carnivorous Plants – Plants That Eat Meat
Carnivorous Plants – Plants That Eat Meat Most of the time, plants are the ones that get eaten, but every now and then, a plant gets revenge. Some plants are carnivores. This means that they eat meat! Now, they certainly don’t eat steak, but they’re happy to feast on the occasional bug that crosses their...
The Power of Plants
The Power of Plants Powerful? Plants aren’t powerful, you say. They have to stay in one place and depend on the sun and rain for their survival. That’s true, but did...
Vegetables and How They Grow
Vegetables and How They Grow Even if you don’t like to eat your vegetables, they are interesting to learn about. Vegetables come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, radishes, beets and turnips grow under the ground. Leafy vegetables grow above ground. These include spinach, lettuce and mesclun. Broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and kale all belong to the cole family of
What is a Fruit, its Types and Characteristics?
What is a Fruit, its Types and Characteristics? When you think of fruit, you probably think of something sweet and juicy to eat. Apples, berries and oranges are all fruit. But scientists think of fruit as a part of a plant that contains
Plant Life Sitemap
Plant Life: Definitions and characteristics of plants Simple plants (ferns, liverworts, mosses, horsetails) Flowering plants Woody plants
Pollination and Fertilization of Plants
Pollination and Fertilization of Plants Visit a flower garden in the summer and you’ll see and hear lots of activity. Bees are buzzing and busily moving from flower to flower.
Photosynthesis: How Plants Make Food and Energy?
Photosynthesis: How Plants Make Food and Energy? All living things need energy to live, and energy comes from food. But, have you ever seen plants...
Germination and Reproduction of Plants
Germination and Reproduction of Plants Everything that lives on earth has a life cycle. Life begins, it grows, it reproduces, it dies. But what is a plant’s life cycle? Plants start...
Plants Kingdom
Plants Kingdom When you think of plants, you probably think of flowers, vegetables and trees. But there are many other kinds of plants too. How about mosses and lichens or algae that grows in the water? Ferns have been around for millions of years. Mushrooms, on the other hand,...
 
 
 

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