Can you tell the difference between a plant and an animal? It’s not always easy. On the seabed there is a living thing that looks like a flower growing out of the sand. But if a fish swims by and touches the “flower’s” petals, the fish gets caught. A little mouth opens up and draws in the fish.
Do plants have mouths?? Can they eat things??
The answer is “No”. Plants don’t have mouths because they can take in their food in a different way. Most green plants have roots to absorb water from the ground. They have leaves that take in sunlight and use it to make food.
The flower-like living thing on the sea-bottoms moves. It slides slowly over the sand. But plants don’t usually move. Once they have sprouted from seeds most are fixed in one place by their roots.
So this living thing at the bottom of the sea is not a plant, because it moves and eats. It is an animal called a sea anemone.