Plant, any member of the plant kingdom—a realm of nature made up largely of living organisms that make their own food. Plant life in general is called vegetation. Flora refers to the plant life of a particular locality or geologic age. The scientific study of plants is called botany. Traditionally, biologists have placed bacteria, fungi, slime molds, and algae in the plant kingdom; today, most biologists place them in other kingdoms.
Orchids might be the sexiest flower in the greenhouse. Its very name comes from the Greek word for "testicle!" And its reproduction methods are pretty exotic too.
Autumn rolls out its very own red carpet to make a fashionable arrival. So how do falling leaves change colors to dramatic hues of crimson and scarlet?