Welcome to the world of plants

Find out about some of the most unusual plant species and the ingenious survival strategies that have allowed them to live, thrive and survive in all but the most extreme parts of the planet. From the carnivorous Venus flytrap and sundews to the giant titan arum and the intriguingly named dragon's blood tree, explore the fascinating life of plants.

plantPlant kingdom

Plants form a kingdom which includes groups that reproduce by spores, such as mosses and ferns, and groups that reproduce by seeds, such as conifers and flowering plants. Plants get their energy through photosynthesis, using sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar and releasing oxygen as a by-product - perhaps the most important biological process on Earth.