plant life


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plant life (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.”
  • Nelson Henderson
    Nelson Henderson
    “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”


In literature:

Without plants there could be no life of any kind on earth.
"Every Girl's Book" by George F. Butler
Now and then a small inlet appeared where the water flowed too rapidly for plant life to grow.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
And even in the inanimate world of plants and trees we find sex as the source of life and beauty.
"Almost A Man" by Mary Wood-Allen
A visit to a great steel-making plant, in full operation, is an event in a man's life.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Plant-life in Portugal is singularly varied even for so warm a country.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
As for the plant life of the time, it is exceedingly difficult to say much about it.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Plants, even when they have life, need water and sunshine and air.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
A little later the tribe returned to the bluff where Rodney was first introduced to its life, there to plant the corn and tobacco.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
It grows on the top of a mountain, and is called 'The Plant of Life.
"The Two Mittens and the Little Play Mittens" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
It is true the plant is tenacious of life.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various

In poetry:

Who dear to God on earthly sod
No corn-grain plants,
The same is glad that life is had,
Though corn he wants.
"From the Persian of Hafiz II" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
For the life in them he loved most living things,
But a tree chiefly. All along the lane
He planted elms where now the stormcock sings
That travellers hear from the slow-climbing train.
"Bob's Lane" by Edward Thomas
He sweetly lived; yet sweetnesse did not save
His life from foes.
But after death out of his grave
There sprang twelve stalks of wheat:
Which many wondring at, got some of those
To plant and set.
"Peace" by George Herbert
To the paths of life to win us,
Thou, O God, did'st plant within us
Aspirations high and bright;
Bring us to Thy presence nearer,
Let us see Thy glories clearer,
Till all mists shall melt in light.
"Aspiration after higher Truth" by John Bowring
Would careless hand sow tares of strife,
Amid the blooms of happy care,
And plant, in spite of sigh and prayer,
Wild thorns amid the blameless life,
Till sorrows rule the nations through,
With scarce a rival, if we knew?
"If We But Knew" by Freeman Edwin Miller
There's not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.
"Praise for Creation and Providence" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Shuttered Range Fuels plant prepares for new life.
Test your knowledge of region's watery plant life.
Antibiotics dramatically improve human, animal and plant health, and increase life expectancy.
Robert Plant could say yes to a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, spend a few months singing great songs to adoring throngs and then spend the rest of his life counting his money.
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield getting infusion of new plant life from downtown facility.
An opinion piece that looks at the habits of vegans, and the life and death of the plants they eat.
Eventually, the compost will feed the school's garden, where students learn about Pennsylvania plant and animal life.
Five Steps to Extend the Life of Your Holiday Trees and Plants.
More than just plant life thrives in school gardens.
Thirteen of Indiana's state parks will temporarily close their gates to visitors this month for hunts targeting deer that threaten native plant life.
Indianapolis — Thirteen of Indiana's state parks will temporarily close their gates to visitors this month for hunts targeting deer that threaten native plant life.
Deep in the windswept hills of the Mediterranean, a lone plant fights for its life against the elements.
More information is needed about seismic hazards around the nuclear power plant, but PG&E could do more to minimize the effects of tests on marine life.
Everywhere we look, from the city streets to the beaches, there is plant life.
Richard Montañez was a janitor at a FritoLay plant in California when he stumbled upon an invention that changed his life.

In science:

As a matter of fact, they could have even brought many plants and animals to planet Earth, including our ancestors, presumably to improve their life conditions (they could have been in danger of extinction in their own planet, for example)5 .
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
One expected activity of advanced civilizations would be the dissemination of life on ‘promising’ planets, in the same way that we plant trees in appropriate environments.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
We do not know if the red edge is a unique signature of plant life. Planetary diversity (i.e., planets different from Solar System planets, such as “methane planets”) has not been sufficiently explored. Also atmospheric models under unusual conditions should be investigated.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
As we approach the neolithic, the first plant to lay down its life for a noodle was millet (Anonymous 2006m).
Astrophysics in 2006
The existing nuclear power plants are claimed to be very safe and problems are small compared to many other dangers of modern life.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?