Plants are predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Historically, the plant kingdom encompassed all living things that were not animals, and included algae and fungi; however, all current definitions of Plantae exclude the fungi and some algae, as well as the prokaryotes (the archaea and bacteria). By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants") which is sister of the Glaucophyta, and consists of the green algae and Embryophyta (land plants). The latter includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, and mosses. Most plants are multicellular organisms. Green plants obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis by primary chloroplasts that are derived from endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria. Their chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and b, which gives them their green color. Some plants are parasitic or mycotrophic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize, but still have flowers, fruits, and seeds. Plants are characterized by sexual reproduction and alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is also common. There are about 320,000 known species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260,000–290,000, produce seeds. Green plants provide a substantial proportion of the world's molecular oxygen, and are the basis of most of Earth's ecosystems. Plants that produce grain, fruit, and vegetables also form basic human foods and have been domesticated for millennia. Plants have many cultural and other uses, as ornaments, building materials, writing material and, in great variety, they have been the source of medicines and psychoactive drugs. The scientific study of plants is known as botany, a branch of biology.
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Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of the kingdom Plantae. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alteration of haploid and diploid generations.
Plural noun and verb form of the word plant.
My mother has a number of plants.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Plants is ranked #29581 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Plants surname appeared 797 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Plants.
95.8% or 764 total occurrences were White.
2.3% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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Rank popularity for the word 'PLANTS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1411
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Rank popularity for the word 'PLANTS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2724
The numerical value of PLANTS in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of PLANTS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
In the past decade... the capacity of coal-fired power plants that we've shut down is more than the nationwide capacity of Great Britain, as we close those backward and inefficient power plants, we have replaced them with more efficient, cleaner power plants -- and our total carbon emissions won't go up much.
Flowering plants reproduce more quickly than other plants, have more complex breeding mechanisms -- a wide variety of flower forms, for example, often in close' collaboration' with pollinators. This drives mutual coevolution of many lineages of plants and animals, shaping ecosystems.
Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale still will sing. Because it is neither preaching nor commanding nor urging. It is just singing. And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup.
If grass and other plants grow in or on the ancient walls and houses this is a problem. So we try to have a sustainable approach to the whole environment in order also to avoid using substances then to avoid growing plants, having plants growing on the walls and ruins.
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
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