Did you know?
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