Thursday 30 July 2015

Plant's Fun Facts

1.  An average strawberry has about 200 seeds. And it is the only fruit that bears its seeds on the outside.

2.  An average pomegranate have more than 1000 seeds.

3.  The largest flower in the world is the titan arums. The size of each flower is about 10 feet high and 3 feet wide i.e. even bigger than an elephant.

4.  Apple is 25% air, that is why it floats on water.

5.  Water from cactus has higher density compared with tap water, but it is safe for drinking.

6.  Most of the flowers have patterns of lines on their petals. This act as guide for insects to move towards the glands which produce nectar.

7.  Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day.

8.  The word pineapple comes from European explorers who thought the fruit combined the look of a pinecone with flesh like that of an apple. Pineapples are the only edible members of the bromeliad family.

9.  Even though certain parts of tulips are toxic, petals have been used as food during the Second World War.

10.  Olive branch is a symbol of peace. People were using olive branch during the history to declare truce by giving it to their enemies. Olive branches were also used for crowning of the champions on the Olympic Games in the past.

11.  A sunflower looks like one large flower, but each head is composed of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets, which ripen to become the seeds.

12.  From a botanical standpoint, avocados and pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables, because they bear the plants' seeds.

13.  Some plants are carnivorous. They eat insects.

14.  No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.

15.  Rice symbolizes life and fertility. It is often thrown above the heads of newlyweds after wedding ceremony to ensure happy life filled with children.


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