What are Plants?

Plants are mainly multicellular and autotrophic organisms. Autotrophs are the organisms that prepare food on their own through the process of photosynthesis.

During photosynthesis, autotrophs prepare their own food in the presence of sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, minerals, and pigment such as chlorophyll, anthocyanins, carotenoids, etc.

Examples: Plants, blue-green algae, few photosynthetic bacteria, etc.


Other insectivorous plants, consider under heterotroph are also known as carnivorous plants. Such plants grow in places where the soil is poor in nutrients like nitrogen. These insectivorous plants feed on small insects, rodents, flies, and some arthropods to obtain most of the nutrients essential for their survival. 

These plants are usually colourful to attract their prey. Examples include Venus flytrap, Pitcher plants, Cape sundew, and many more.


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Updated on: 27-Mar-2023


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