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English Picture Dictionary
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Plant-Related Words: Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
acorn

acorn

The acorn is the nut of an oak tree.
almond

almond

An almond is a type of nut.
apple

apple

An apple is a juicy fruit that grows on an apple tree.
Johnny Appleseed

Appleseed, Johnny

Johnny Appleseed was a legendary man who planted apple trees through the USA. His real name was John Chapman, but he was called Johnny Appleseed because of his love for growing apple trees.
apple tree

apple tree

An apple tree is a fruit tree.


Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages tree planting and tree care. In the USA, Arbor Day is usually celebrated on the last Friday in April.
artichoke

artichoke

The artichoke is a spiny, green vegetable.
avocado

avocado

The avocado is an oily, green fruit; it is sometimes called the alligator pear. Avocados grow on trees in warm areas.


bamboo

Bamboo is a very useful plant from Asia. Pandas eat bamboo.


banana

Bananas are a sweet, yellow fruit.


bark

Bark is the hard, outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees.


blackberry

Blackberries are dark-colored, edible berries that grow on prickly vines.


bluebell

Bluebells are bell-shaped flowers.


blueberry

The blueberry is a tiny blue fruit.


bouquet

A bouquet is a bunch of flowers.


branch

A branch is a tree or other plant that grows from the trunk or stem.


broccoli

Broccoli is a green vegetable.


bulb

A plant bulb wil sprout into a new plant. Onions are bulbs.
cactus
cactus

A cactus is a prickly plant that lives in dry places.


California poppy

The California poppy is a small, cup-shaped flower that lives in dry areas.

carnation

A carnation is a flower; it can be white, pink, or red.


carrot

A carrot is an orange vegetable that grows underground.


cauliflower

Cauliflower is a white vegetable; it is related to broccoli.


celery

Celery is a crisp, green vegetable.


cherries

Cherries are a sweet, tangy, red fruit.


compost

Compost is decayed organic matter that enriches soil.


corn

Corn is a yellow vegetable you can eat on its cob. Corn was grown by Native Americans for thousands of years before the Europeans settled in North America.


cucumber

Cucumber is a cool, crisp vegetable that is good in salad.


daffodil

The daffodil is a yellow flower that blooms early in the spring.


daisy

The daisy is a pretty flower.


dandelion

Dandelions are weeds with pretty yellow flowers that turn into seed puff-balls.


deciduous

A deciduous plant loses its leaves in the winter. Apple trees are deciduous.


eggplant

An eggplant is a purple vegetable.


elm

The elm is a large, fast-growing deciduous tree.


evergreen

An evergreen plant doesn't lose its leaves in the winter.


fern

A fern is a lacy, primitive plant.


fir tree

A fir is an evergreen tree; it doesn't lose its leaves in the winter.
flower

flower

A flower makes seeds. Flowers are a plant's reproductive organs. Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other animals drink the sweet nectar that is made by flowers.


forest

A forest is a large group of trees and underbrush where many animals live.


forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots are plants that have beautiful blue flowers.


fruit

Fruit is the part of some plants that contains the seeds. Apples, strawberries, oranges, and bananas are fruit.


garden

Plants grow in a garden.


grapefruit

Grapefruits are a type of citrus fruit that sometime squirt you when you eat them.


grapes

Grapes are delicious fruit that grow on vines.


grass

Grass is a common flowering plant that is found all over the world.
string bean

green bean

A green bean is a long, thin, green vegetable. It is pod that contains bean seeds. It is also called a string bean.


greenhouse

A greenhouse is a building, usually made out of glass, in which people grow plants.

hoe

A hoe is a garden tool.


holly

Holly is a tree with pointy leaves and red berries.


iris

Irises are beautiful flowers with long, thin, flat leaves.


ivy

Ivy is a vine.


jumping bean

A jumping bean is a seed pod in which a caterpillar lives. When the caterpillar moves, the seed pod moves. The caterpillar will turn into a moth eventually.
Rainforest

jungle

A jungle is a wild tropical growth of trees, plants, and animals.
kapok tree
kapok tree

The kapok tree is a large, deciduous tree that is native to tropical America, Africa, and the East Indies. This fast-growing tree is generally from 45 to 60 feet (14-18 m) tall; it is the tallest tree in Africa. The light-weight silky down from the seed pods is used as pillow stuffing, sleeping bag stuffing, and for other uses.


kiwi

The kiwi is a tangy fruit that grows in warm areas.


lawn

A lawn is a place outside where grass grows.


lawn mower

You can cut the grass with a lawn mower.


leaf

Plants use leaves to collect energy from sunlight.


lemon

A lemon is a sour, yellow fruit.


lettuce

Lettuce is a leafy vegetable that is good in salads.


lilac

Lilac is a shrub that has a pinkish purple-to-white blossoms.


lily

A lily is a funnel-shaped flower.


lime

A lime is a sour, green citrus fruit.


log

A log is a short piece of a tree trunk.


maple tree

Maple syrup comes from maple trees.


meadow

A meadow is a low, flat grassland.


melon

Melons are fruits that have a rind.


mushroom

Mushrooms are fast-growing fungi. They grow in dark, damp places.


nasturtium

Nasturtiums are plants with bright, pretty flowers and round leaves.

nectarine

A nectarine is a sweet, juicy fruit with smooth skin; it is related to the peach.


nut

A nut is a dry seed or fruit with a hard shell.


olive

An olive is an oily fruit that grows on an evergreen tree.


onion

Onions are sharp tasting vegetables.


orange

Oranges are sweet, juicy fruit.


orchid

Orchids are colorful flowers that live in warm areas.


palm tree

Palm trees are a primitive type of tree.

peach

Peaches are sweet, juicy fruit with fuzzy skin.


peanut

Peanuts grow underground; they are a type of legume.


pear

The pear is a sweet fruit with a thin skin.


pea pod

Peas grow in pea pods.


peas

Peas are small, round vegetables.


pepper

A pepper is a sharp-tasting, hollow vegetable. Peppers can be red, green, yellow, and orange.


pinecone

A pinecone contains many of the seeds of a pine tree.


pine tree

A pine is an evergreen tree; it doesn't lose its needle-like leaves in the winter.


plant

Plants are living things that get their food and energy from sunlight, soil and air.


plant pot

A plant pot is a container in which a plant is grown.


plum

A plum is a sweet, juicy, purple fruit.


pod

Peas grow in pea pods.


poppy

A poppy is a delicate flower.


potato

Potatoes are starchy vegetables that grow undergound.


prune

A prune is a dried plum.


pumpkin

The pumpkin is a large, orange vegetable that grows on a vine.


radish

A radish is a sharp-tasting vegetable that grows underground.

rain forest

A rain forest is a wet tropical environment teeming with plants and animals.


raspberry

Raspberries are a type of edible berry that grows on a prickly vine.


redwood

The redwood is the tallest tree, growing up to 360 feet tall.


rice

Rice is a food. It is a grain that grows in warm, wet soil. Rice is an important food in much of Asia.


roots

The roots are the parts of a plant that gets water and other nutrients from the soil. Roots also store energy and provide support for the plant. Most roots grow underground.


rose

The rose is a beautiful flower with a sweet scent.


seed

Seeds grow into plants.


shamrock

Shamrocks are small green plants with three-part leaves.


shovel

Shovels are used to dig.


shrub

A shrub is a low-lying plant or bush that has a woody stem.


soil

Plants grow in soil.
spring

sprout

A sprout is a young plant.


stem

The stem is the part of a plant that provides support for the plant.


squash

Squash grows in warm weather.


stick

A stick is a small piece of wood.


strawberry

The strawberry is a sweet, red fruit.
string bean

string bean

A string bean is a long, thin, green vegetable. It is pod that contains bean seeds. It is also called a green bean.


stump

A stump is the part of a tree that is left in the ground after it has been cut or has fallen down.


tomato

Tomatoes are soft and tangy; they grow on vines.
tree

tree

A tree is a plant with a trunk, leaves, and roots.


tree rings

By counting the number of tree rings in a tree's trunk, you can tell how old the tree was.


trunk

A trunk is the major support of a tree.


tulip

The tulip is a cup-shaped flower.


twig

A twig is a small tree branch.


vegetable

Vegetables are edible plants, like spinach, celery, and kale; they very good for you.


vegetation

The plant life of an area is its vegetation.


Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap is a plant that catches and digests bugs.


vine

A vine is a plant that doesn't have its own support. It grows on other objects or creeps along the ground.


violets

Violets are deep purple flowers.


walnut

A walnut is an edible nut from the walnut tree.


watering can

You can water plants with a watering can.


watermelon

Watermelon is a large, delicious, red fruit with a thick green rind.


wheat

Wheat is a grain. Flour is made from ground-up wheat.


wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow is a small cart with one wheel and two handles.


wood

Wood is a useful material obtained from tree trunks. Wood is used to make furniture, build houses, and make paper.


yam

Yams are sweet vegetables that grow underground.


yard

A yard is a small outside area.


yucca

Yucca is a plant with stiff leaves; it lives in dry areas.
zinnia

zinnia

Zinnias are pretty flowers.


zucchini

Zucchini is a type of squash.

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