Meet a Plant
If there were an apple tree outside your bedroom window, you'd get to see it all year long. You'd see it change just like in the pictures at the right.
In winter, an apple tree has only bare branches. In the spring it grows leaves, then flowers. Fruit appears in summer - apples of course! In the autumn, its leaves turn yellow and fall to the ground. The tree has bare branches until spring when new leaves grow again.
Like the apple tree, all plants change through the seasons. Some plants, like wildflowers and grasses, don't have woody branches so they are just roots underground during the late fall and winter until stems, leaves and flowers grow in the spring. Other plants keep their leaves all winter.