A complex carbohydrate made by plants is cellulose. Complex carbohydrates are sugars made up of smaller sugar molecules. Complex carbohydrates are also called polysaccharides. Cellulose is made up of subunits of a monosa... More »

Plants make carbohydrates in the form of sugar during the process of photosynthesis. The green leaves of plants absorb sunlight, and they use this energy to combine water with carbon dioxide. This process yields two bypr... More »

Starch is a complex carbohydrate commonly found in grains and tubers. Some common foods that contain starch include potatoes, corn, rice, beans and lentils. Starches must be digested and broken down before the body can u... More »

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Spider plants can reproduce by seeds, by dividing the plants or by potting up the plantlets. Spider plants possibly get their name from the plantlets that hang from long stolons and look somewhat like spiders. More »

Plants produce oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis, the process that plants and other organisms use to create usable energy. Photosynthesis consists of carbon dioxide and water reacting in the presence of energy from... More »

Weeping evergreens are plants that have green foliage throughout the year. They also have branches that droop to the ground as they grow. These plants are often grown as ornamentals by gardeners and home owners. More »

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Water lilies, bellflower and sedges are all examples of freshwater plants. Rosettes, ferns and mosses as well as stem plants such as hornwort and creeping jenny are also freshwater plants commonly used in aquariums. Fres... More »

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