The acorn is the nut of an oak tree.
An almond is a type of nut.
An apple is a juicy fruit that grows on an apple tree.
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.
An apple tree is a fruit tree.
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.
The artichoke is a spiny, green vegetable.
The avocado is an oily, green fruit; it is sometimes called the alligator pear. Avocados grow on trees in warm areas.
Bamboo is a very useful plant from Asia. Pandas eat bamboo.
Bananas are a sweet, yellow fruit.
Bark is the hard, outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees.
Blackberries are dark-colored, edible berries that grow on prickly vines.
Bluebells are bell-shaped flowers.
The blueberry is a tiny blue fruit.
A bouquet is a bunch of flowers.
A branch is a tree or other plant that grows from the trunk or stem.
Broccoli is a green vegetable.
A plant bulb wil sprout into a new plant. Onions are bulbs.
A cactus is a prickly plant that lives in dry places.
The California poppy is a small, cup-shaped flower that lives in dry areas.
A carnation is a flower; it can be white, pink, or red.
A carrot is an orange vegetable that grows underground.
Cauliflower is a white vegetable; it is related to broccoli.
Celery is a crisp, green vegetable.
Cherries are a sweet, tangy, red fruit.
Compost is decayed organic matter that enriches soil.
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 is a cool, crisp vegetable that is good in salad.
The daffodil is a yellow flower that blooms early in the spring.
The daisy is a pretty flower.
Dandelions are weeds with pretty yellow flowers that turn into seed puff-balls.
A deciduous plant loses its leaves in the winter. Apple trees are deciduous.
An eggplant is a purple vegetable.
The elm is a large, fast-growing deciduous tree.
An evergreen plant doesn’t lose its leaves in the winter.
A fern is a lacy, primitive plant.
A fir is an evergreen tree; it doesn’t lose its leaves in the winter.
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.
A forest is a large group of trees and underbrush where many animals live.
Forget-me-nots are plants that have beautiful blue flowers.
Fruit is the part of some plants that contains the seeds. Apples, strawberries, oranges, and bananas are fruit.
Plants grow in a garden.
Grapefruits are a type of citrus fruit that sometime squirt you when you eat them.
Grapes are delicious fruit that grow on vines.
Grass is a common flowering plant that is found all over the world.
A green bean is a long, thin, green vegetable. It is pod that contains bean seeds. It is also called a string bean.
A greenhouse is a building, usually made out of glass, in which people grow plants.
A hoe is a garden tool.
Holly is a tree with pointy leaves and red berries.
Irises are beautiful flowers with long, thin, flat leaves.
Ivy is a vine.
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.
A jungle is a wild tropical growth of trees, plants, and animals.
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.
The kiwi is a tangy fruit that grows in warm areas.
A lawn is a place outside where grass grows.
You can cut the grass with a lawn mower.
Plants use leaves to collect energy from sunlight.
A lemon is a sour, yellow fruit.
Lettuce is a leafy vegetable that is good in salads.
Lilac is a shrub that has a pinkish purple-to-white blossoms.
A lily is a funnel-shaped flower.
A lime is a sour, green citrus fruit.
A log is a short piece of a tree trunk.
Maple syrup comes from maple trees.
A meadow is a low, flat grassland.
Melons are fruits that have a rind.
Mushrooms are fast-growing fungi. They grow in dark, damp places.
Nasturtiums are plants with bright, pretty flowers and round leaves.
A nectarine is a sweet, juicy fruit with smooth skin; it is related to the peach.
A nut is a dry seed or fruit with a hard shell.
An olive is an oily fruit that grows on an evergreen tree.
Onions are sharp tasting vegetables.
Oranges are sweet, juicy fruit.
Orchids are colorful flowers that live in warm areas.
Palm trees are a primitive type of tree.
Peaches are sweet, juicy fruit with fuzzy skin.
Peanuts grow underground; they are a type of legume.
The pear is a sweet fruit with a thin skin.
Peas grow in pea pods.
Peas are small, round vegetables.
A pepper is a sharp-tasting, hollow vegetable. Peppers can be red, green, yellow, and orange.
A pinecone contains many of the seeds of a pine tree.
A pine is an evergreen tree; it doesn’t lose its needle-like leaves in the winter.
Plants are living things that get their food and energy from sunlight, soil and air.
A plant pot is a container in which a plant is grown.
A plum is a sweet, juicy, purple fruit.
Peas grow in pea pods.
A poppy is a delicate flower.
Potatoes are starchy vegetables that grow undergound.
A prune is a dried plum.
The pumpkin is a large, orange vegetable that grows on a vine.
A radish is a sharp-tasting vegetable that grows underground.
A rain forest is a wet tropical environment teeming with plants and animals.
Raspberries are a type of edible berry that grows on a prickly vine.
The redwood is the tallest tree, growing up to 360 feet tall.
Rice is a food. It is a grain that grows in warm, wet soil. Rice is an important food in much of Asia.
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.
The rose is a beautiful flower with a sweet scent.
Seeds grow into plants.
Shamrocks are small green plants with three-part leaves.
Shovels are used to dig.
A shrub is a low-lying plant or bush that has a woody stem.
Plants grow in soil.
A sprout is a young plant.
The stem is the part of a plant that provides support for the plant.
Squash grows in warm weather.
A stick is a small piece of wood.
The strawberry is a sweet, red fruit.
A string bean is a long, thin, green vegetable. It is pod that contains bean seeds. It is also called a green bean.
A stump is the part of a tree that is left in the ground after it has been cut or has fallen down.
Tomatoes are soft and tangy; they grow on vines.
A tree is a plant with a trunk, leaves, and roots.
By counting the number of tree rings in a tree’s trunk, you can tell how old the tree was.
A trunk is the major support of a tree.
The tulip is a cup-shaped flower.
A twig is a small tree branch.
Vegetables are edible plants, like spinach, celery, and kale; they very good for you.
The plant life of an area is its vegetation.
The Venus flytrap is a plant that catches and digests bugs.
A vine is a plant that doesn’t have its own support. It grows on other objects or creeps along the ground.
Violets are deep purple flowers.
A walnut is an edible nut from the walnut tree.
You can water plants with a watering can.
Watermelon is a large, delicious, red fruit with a thick green rind.
Wheat is a grain. Flour is made from ground-up wheat.
A wheelbarrow is a small cart with one wheel and two handles.
Wood is a useful material obtained from tree trunks. Wood is used to make furniture, build houses, and make paper.
Yams are sweet vegetables that grow underground.
A yard is a small outside area.
Yucca is a plant with stiff leaves; it lives in dry areas.
Zinnias are pretty flowers.
Zucchini is a type of squash.
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