All About Plant Life

Diversity of Plant LifeMost people think of plant life as that green stuff in the background of everything that you mostly ignore as you go about your daily life. But plants are a vital part of our world that we shouldn't take for granted, for we couldn't live without them.

In botany, all plants belong to Kingdom Plantae, which includes one-celled green algae called chlorophytes, mosses and worts, ferns, pine trees, and garden flowers. Phytoplankton besides green algae are also often thought of as plants because they photosynthesize, though science puts most of them in other kingdoms. Plant life is also an integral part of agriculture (plants as food crops), landscaping (plants as beauty), and outdoor recreation (plants as obstacle courses and places to hide food from bears).

This collection of articles is about all the things we know about plants in botany and ecology, and all the things we do with plant life, including gardening tips, pollution and conservation issues, and the latest in farm technology.

(Composite plant life picture by Ryan Kitko, used under CC-A-SA 3.0 license)

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