Category: Plants

Kingdom plantae

Celosia is an edible vegetable that belongs to the family – Amaranthaceae, and it has different species. However, the most popularly cultivated species is the Celosia argentea. Celosia argentea is not only eaten as vegetables, it also has medicinal uses. Read more…

Sunflower Characteristics Sunflower plant (Helianthus annus) belongs to the composite family. The plant has a compound flower made up of a group of smaller flowers called florets. These florets are clustered together to form a dense head called the capitulum, Read more…

What is Wind Seed Dispersal? Wind seed dispersal is when air breeze or wind aids the transfer of seeds from the parent plant to another location. Fruits and seeds dispersal by the wind is usually very small and light. Dispersal Read more…

Although Psyllium is coined from the Greek word psulla, the plant comes from Plantago Ovata. The plant is also referred to as isabgol plant. The seeds, due to their resemblance to fleas, were given the name “Psyllium”. There are different Read more…

Castor Seed properties The castor seed is a dicotyledonous, and endospermic seed. It is oval in shape and has a smooth, hard seed coat. The testa is often mottled with brown and black spots patches. At the narrow end of Read more…

What is Seed Germination To define seed germination for kids or in layman’s terms, it is the process during which the embryo develops into a seedling.   How Seeds Turn to Plant The embryo of a dry fully developed seed Read more…

What is the Germination of seed? Germination of seed is simply the process of the development of the seed embryo into a seedling. There are basically two types of germination – the hypogeal and the epigeal form of germination.   Read more…

Delonix regia, commonly known as flamboyant is a dicotyledonous tree belonging to the sub-family Caesalpiniaceae and family Leguminosae. It is also commonly known a the flame of the forest or the royal Poinciana. Delonix regia is a very beautiful flowering plant Read more…

The Oil palm, scientific name – Elaeis guineensis is another member of the palm family. There are about 2,000 species, mostly confined to the tropical regions. Oil palms thrive well in tropical rain forests and are natives of West Africa. Read more…

Yeast Reproduction Yeast cells reproduce both asexually and sexually, which makes reproduction easy irrespective of the environmental condition. Yeast usually reproduces every two minutes and can multiply rapidly. How does Yeast reproduce Asexually? Yeast reproduces asexually through budding – a Read more…