Explore the plant kingdom, which consists of more than 210,000 known species, ranging from common grasses and garden plants to rare tropical flowering plants.
Seeds are plant embryos with a protective coating that lie dormant until they are planted and germinated. Learn more about seeds with this helpful seed guide.
- Manufacturing Robot (Photograph)
An orange manufacturing robot works quickly and efficiently at a manufacturing plant. While the machine requires regular maintenance, it does not require lunch breaks or vacation, and never calls in sick.
- Modern Living Room Floor Lamp (Photograph)
A torchiere is a type of floor lamp which has an upturned shade, casting light onto the ceiling of a room. The light reflects off the ceiling and effectively lights the entire room. A torchiere uses either fluorescent or halogen light bulbs.
- Gardening Equipment (Photograph)
Potting soil is most often made from peat moss, composted plant materials, sand, and perlite, which is a volcanic glass that has a high water content, suitable for drainage in the potting soil.
- Pansy Plants (Photograph)
A lone purple pansy blooms among a crate of pansy plants. Located in a plant nursery or greenhouse, this package of pansy plants is waiting to be bought and planted by an optimistic gardener.
- Fireplace Mantel (Photograph)
A sturdy white fireplace mantel holds a model ship, green plant, and two metal bird sculptures. Below, a cozy fire crackles and snaps. Whether you are looking for warmth or ambience, a fire is a welcome addition to any room.
- Patio (Photograph)
A brick patio features a mosaic table and four wrought iron chairs in its center. The mosaic table is vibrant with colors of blue, yellow, and green. A green plant sits on top of the table, in a blue pot.
- Canna Flowers (Photograph)
Canna is a tropical flowering plant that comes in nineteen different varieties and grows well in temperate climates. It is often referred to as the canna lily, although it is not a true lily, but more closely related to the banana plant.
- Tree Farm (Photograph)
Young trees are photographed at a tree farm. The trees at the plant nursery, which are emerging from the dirt, have been planted in straight rows. As the trees are cultivated they will continue to grow.