What are plants?
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the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally under the ground
the seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored petals.
the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers
a flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and bladelike, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis.
the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a byproduct.
a layer of fine material on the crust of the earth composed of tiny pieces of minerals, living and non-living organisms, water and air.
in flowering plants, pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anther (male part) to the stigma (female part). Pollination is necessary for the flower to form seed
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