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Kingdom Plantae

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Plants Name: Kingdom Plantae
Type of organism: All plants, except for the simplest single-celled algae
Numbers of species: Around 400,000
Where they are found: Almost everywhere - in the sea, in freshwater, and on land

Description: Plants are multicellular (many celled) organisms. Their cells usually have thick cell walls, and they all have a pigment called chlorophyll that they use to produce their own food in a process called photosynthesis.

Need to know: There are many different groups of plants. Algae (like seaweed), mosses, ferns, pine trees, and flowering plants are different groups of plants, with different ways of living and reproducing.

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