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January 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

85% of plant life is found in the ocean

 

Around 2000 different types of plants are used by humans to make food

 

Torenia, a shade-loving annual, is called the wishbone flower

 

Snapdragon flowers resemble a dragon, and if you squeeze the sides, the dragon's mouth will appear to open and close

 

Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds

 

Foxglove is an old English name, derived from the belief that foxes slipped their feet into the leaves of the plant to sneak up on prey.

 

Flowering nicotiana is related to tobacco, from which cigarettes are made

 

Some roses are named after celebrities. Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Streisand all have roses named for them

 

There are over 400,000 types of flowering plants in the world. However some are still to be discovered so there may be many many more!

 

 

Dahlia is a daisy like flower and is related to both daisy and sunflower

 

Carnations’ scientific name ‘Dianthus caryophyllus’ means ‘flower of the Gods’.

 

There's a flower that smells like chocolate. Its called cosmos Atrosanguineus

 

 

70,000 plant species are utilized for medicine

 

Begonia is monoecious plant, which means that one plant develops individual male and female flowers.

 

Insects and some species of hummingbirds are specialized for the pollination of petunias.

 

Leaves of geranium can be used for the preparation of tea

 

Native Americans used root of fuchsia as a source of black pigment for coloring of wool

 

 

The name pansy comes from the French word, pensee, which means thought or remembrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

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