IMPORTANCE OF PLANTS

IMPORTANCE OF PLANTS
  • balancing carbon IV oxide and oxygen in the atmosphere during photosynthesis and respiration
  • influence water cycle
  • reduce soil erosion by bind soil particles together
  • useful products e.g. food, medicine, timber, paper and clothing
  • habitat ( e.g. forests and grassland) for animals which may also be tourist attraction
  • earn money from sales of products
  • aesthetic value/beauty e.g. flowers, shade/shelter, live fences, windbreaks
  • Some are harmful e.g. poisons, weeds, injurious (stinging nettles, thorns), water hyacinth.
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