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.
If you've heard of frankincense and myrrh, it's probably because you're familiar with the biblical account of Jesus' birth. But have you ever wondered what exactly it was the three wise men gifted Christ?
Plants that eat other creatures? It sounds like a genetic experiment gone awry. But there's actually nothing unnatural about it; carnivorous plants have been around for thousands of years. Find out all about the Venus Flytrap.