Category Archives: Small Plant

How do mushrooms grow?

Mushrooms often seem to appear as if by magic in a meadow after a rainy summer day. The most familiar kinds look like little umbrellas.  Others may resemble bells, funnels, or pieces of coral. Mushrooms belong to a group of plants called fungi.  There have neither flowers nor seeds.  New plants start from tiny cells …

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What is a bamboo?

We usually think of grass as a small plant.  Some grass grows less than one-inch high.  Wheat grass may stand five-feet tall and corn frequently grows more than 10 feet tall. Bamboo is a grass, too.  But unlike corn, wheat, oats, and other grass, bamboo grass may grow as tall as trees.  Some kinds of …

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