Benefit of plants

   1. The benefit of plants

   There are many benefits that man gets from plants. It can be classified into five sections: food, forest, medicinal, industrial and ornamental plants.

   2. Food plants

   In the first photo, we see fruits for men like orange, lemon and cherries, which are rich in vitamins. In the second photo, we see fodder plants such as alfalfa and clover that are the main food of cows and other animals.

   Men also eat:

   - Potatoes and legumes such as chickpea, bean, lentil, etc. they are rich in calories and provide salts and proteins.

   - Cereals, such as rice, wheat (we obtain the bread), corn, rye, etc.

   - Salads, such as tomatoes and lettuce.

   - Vegetables such as spinach, onion and cauliflower. They are great sources of vitamins.

   3. Choose the correct word: fodder, fruit, legume, cereal or vegetable

The spinach is

The chickpea is

The clover is

The apple is

The Wheat is

    4. Forest Trees

   Forests provide us many benefits: they regulate the climate and provide breathable oxygen. Trees give us wood, firewood, coal, cork, resins and pulp.

   The Forest trees are pine, beech, holm oak, cork oak and others.

    5. Medicinal, aromatic and stimulating Plants

   They contain chemicals that have medical qualities. They are of three types:

   - Medicinal, such as mallow, lime, poppy and caster oil plant.

   - Aromatic, such as anise, mint, thyme, oregano and laurel.

   - Stimulating, such as tea, chamomile and coffee.

   6. Choose one of these words: medicinal, aromatic and stimulating:

The coffee is

The caster oil plant is

The thyme is

The laurel is

The mallow is

The tea is

   7. Plants for industries

   They are plants that provide raw materials for industry. They are of three types:

   - Textile, we obtain from it the fibers used to produce weaves. In the picture, we see flax, hemp and gossypium.

   - Sugar, like beetroot and sugar cane.

   - Oleaginous, we obtain oils such as olive , sunflower , soya and canola.

   8. Choose the correct word: textile, sugar or oleaginous

The olive is

The flax is

The beetroot is

The sunflower is

The gossypiumis

The sugar cane is

   9. Ornamental plants

   In the photo, we see a field of tulips . there are houses with ornamental plants in the pots . the parks and gardens are also covered with trees, shrubs and small plants.

   Ornamental plants are the rose, violet , carnation , begonia , tulip , palm trees, etc.

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