Plants that grow tendrils include grape ivy, Virginia creeper and sweet peas. Grape ivy is not really an ivy but an evergreen vine that is native to South America. It does best in bright or moderate light but should be k... More » Science Biology Botany

Acorns, maple seeds and the seeds of legumes (a family of plants that includes beans, peas and lentils) are examples of dicot seeds. The common characteristic of these seeds is that they contain two seed leaves inside th... More » Science Biology Botany

Plants that belong to the cactus family are stem succulents, perform photosynthesis, have specialized skin surfaces and have spines and unique flowers. Succulents are plants that absorb large amounts of water in their ti... More » Science Biology Botany
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Plants with red leaves can range in color from a brilliant red to a deep burgundy, according to Shrubland Park Gardens. The Japanese maple, for example, has purple leaves that turn brilliant red in the fall. This small t... More » Science Biology Botany

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