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Plants that start with L

Fruit that starts with L

Sweet fruit (and a vegetable or two!) from all around the world.
Photo of lemons

Lis forLemon

Scientific name: citrus limon
The lemon is the fruit of the lemon tree. Lemon trees are thorny and can grow to 10 metres high. Lemons are yellow and very sour because they contain a lot of citric acid. When you make lemonade from lemon juice you need to add a lot of sugar or it will not taste good. You can make marmalade from lemons.
Photo of limes

Lis forLime

Scientific name: citrus latifolia
Limes are a citrus fruit like oranges and lemons. They are most similar to lemons but are smaller, sourer and greener. Like lemons, limes are not good to eat on their own and are used to flavor drinks and foods. A lot of Asian cooking uses limes as flavoring.
Photo of cut lychees

Lis forLychee

Scientific name: litchi chinensis
Lychees, also called litchi, are tropical fruit native to China. They have a very sweet, white flesh with a single large seed.