Plant Poetry
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Plant Poetry

Gather information from the DDL database about a plant. Each line provides specific information about your plant. Plants include trees, grass, flowers, and shrubs. Below is an example.

Sample Poem

Line 1: Common name   Ocotillo
Line 2: Four descriptive traits Spiny shrub with long, funnel-shaped stems, no branches,
with small green leaves in spring which appear brown in winter,
Line 3: Grows in Grows in open stony slopes,
Line 4: How it grows Hardy plants that grow throughout the desert,
Line 5: Provides food for Feeds hummingbirds,
Line 6: Some landscape uses Creates attractive native landscaping,
Line 7: Other uses Making corrals from stems,
Line 8: Flowers and fruit Has beautiful orange-red flowers that grow in clusters at the top
Line 9: How big it gets Can grow 30 feet high and 6 feet wide
Line 10: Scientific name Fouquieria splendens

Create your own

Now create your own poem. Draw a picture to go with it and post it in the Student Gallery. Check the gallery to see the poetry of other students.

Line 1: Common name
Line 2: Four descriptive traits
Line 3: Grows in
Line 4: How it grows
Line 5: Provides food for
Line 6: Some landscape uses
Line 7: Other uses
Line 8: Flowers and fruit
Line 9: How big it gets
Line 10: Scientific name