Plants that start with K

Plants that start with K

The most well-known plants and fungi, listed by their common names.
Photo of kangaroo paw plants
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Scientific name: anigozanthos flavidus and other anigozanthos
Kangaroo paw is the common name for a flowering plant from south Western Australia. It copes well with drought, and is a popular garden plant, especially in native Australian gardens. There are a number of newer and prettier varieties that have been bred as the plant becomes domesticated. There are dwarf varieties, but the larger kind can grow up to 1.5m high. It comes in a range of colours from the original oranges and reds to new pink shades.

Kis forKelp

Kelp is a kind of seaweed that grows in large forests in shallow oceans. Kelp grows fast, and can grow to be 80-100m tall.
Photo of kiwi fruit
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Scientific name: actinidia deliciosa
The kiwifruit a type of berry that grows on a vine. It is originally from China and used to be called a Chinese Gooseberry. It has soft green flesh and edible black seeds inside.