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tanyaMemberJune 4, 2021 at 7:12 pm::
There are basic three types of plants- herbs, shrubs, and trees. These are classified based on their heights, stems, and branches. Herbs are the small plants that have soft stems. Shrubs are the medium-sized plants and somewhat bigger than herbs. Trees are the tallest and largest plants. They have hard and woody stems. A single, main stem arises from the ground that is called the trunk of the tree. The tree forms many branches when it reaches a certain height. Those branches carry leaves, flowers, and fruits.
There are two more types of plants- climbers and creepers. There are some plants that have weak stems and can’t stand on their own. Creepers are the types of plants with weak stems that cannot stand upright and directly spread on the ground. It expands horizontally adjacent to the soil. They are generally called ground covers as there is no valid reason for them to leave the soil. Some examples of creepers are Pumpkin, Watermelon, Sweet Potato, etc.
Climbers are the type that cannot stand on their own and need support for the same. They need some support to grow whether natural or artificial. They are often capable of climbing without any help, but they definitely need some intervention to guide them in the proper direction and give them some display value. They have long and thin stems which cannot stand corrected without any support, so they required an external support to climb vertically and handle their weight by using some special structures called tendrils. Examples of climbers are Grapevine, money plant, cucumber, bean, etc.
Like many vines, whether creepers or climbers, the Trumpet vine can be the most difficult one to handle because of its tendency to spread out of control. Unless anyone puts a hurdle for them to grow, they will spread out unconditionally.