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Kingdom Plantae

Kingdom Plantae has almost 300,000 different kinds of plants. Plants are found all over planet Earth. They can live in fields, in swamps, in oceans and in the desert. They can live where it is hot and where it is cold. Some plants grow for only a few months and some grow for thousands of years.

Plants are very important because they make their own food during "photosynthesis". Photosynthesis makes food for the plant and it also makes the oxygen we (and all animals!) need to breathe.

Humans can't live in a world without plants, so it is very important to protect them!

Last modified October 15, 2011 by Jennifer Bergman.

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