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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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