Based on the uses and the economic values, plants can be broadly classified into the following.
Classification of plants based on uses:
1. Plants used as foods
Paddy, wheat, millets, pulses, vegetables like - carrot, beans, onion, tomato, and fruits like - orange, apple, guava, pomegranate.
2. Plants used as spices
Cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom, clove etc.
A box of spices
3. Medicinal plants
Neem, tulsi, mint, aloe vera etc.
4. Plants used as fibres:
Hemp, jute, cotton, flax, coir etc.
Jute plant stem
5. Timber yielding plants:
Teak, pine, cedar, fir etc.
6. Ornamental plants:
Rose, lavender, marigold, crotons, daffodil, and lily
World food day is celebrated on the \(16th\) of \(October\). The aim of celebrating the day is to promote worldwide awareness on hunger, the need to ensure food security, nutritious diet for all.
World food day is celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. World food day adopts a different theme each year.