We see plants all around us. Some plants are terrestrial while some are aquatic. But all the plants have the same parts and their function also remains almost the same. But just like humans, all of them are unique in some or the other way. Every plant has a different structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, etc.
Plants have been classified according to height, stems, branches, and their life cycle. In all, there are five varieties of plants- herbs, shrubs, trees, creepers, and climbers.
Herbs are the small plants that have soft and delicate stems. They have a very short life span. They are so delicate that they can be uprooted from the soil directly. They contain many nutritional benefits like they contain minerals and vitamins because of which they are considered to be a part of the balanced diet. Some examples of herbs are tomato, wheat, paddy, etc.
Shrubs are the medium-sized plants and somewhat bigger than herbs. They don’t contain woody tissues. Its height varies from 6 meters to 10 meters. The features of herbs include having woody stems and many branches. They have hard and flexible stems. Rose, jasmine, tulsi are some of the examples.
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. Trees have a long life span. They can live for several years like Banana, Mango, Neem trees, etc.
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 have long and thin stems which cannot stand corrected without any support, so they require 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.