Plants are really important for the planet and for all living things. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen from their leaves, which humans and other animals need to breathe . Living things need plants to live - they eat them and live in them. Plants help to clean water too.
Bamboo is considered to be the most useful plant in the world. While edible bamboo shoots, the young sprouts of the bamboo plant, are mostly consumed by countries like China Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, they are also a local favorite here in the islands.
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The essential characteristics of plants
Scientists now have an answer. There are about 391,000 species of vascular plants currently known to science, of which about 369,000 species (or 94 percent) are flowering plants, according to a report by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the United Kingdom.
Plants can be divided into groups: Flowering Plants and Non-Flowering Plants.