A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I’ll be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Plants’.
Google defines the term ‘plant’ to be “a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll.”
In this sense, plants are living things that are not animals, prokaryotes, algae, or fungi. Scientifically speaking, plants are majorly photosynthetic eukaryotes belonging to the kingdom Plantae.
Studies point out that about 320,000 plant species are currently known to exist on Earth. They are full of variety, some being able to produce flowers and fruits, some being edible, while some being poisonous! Again, there are about 6147 plant species that are deemed to be endangered or critically endangered.
Interestingly, Bracken is considered t to be the most common plant in the world and is found everywhere except Antarctica.