Interesting facts about Plants

  1. In a Coffee plant, Caffeine serves the function of a pesticide.
  2. 90 percent of thefoods humans eat come from just 30 plants.
  3. Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day.
  4. Magnolias are ancient plants. They exist on the planet at least 95 million years. Magnolia is dead set against most of the pests and diseases. Some species are prone to fungal infections. Larvae of certain insects eat different parts of magnolia tree.
  5. The entire dandelion plant is edible. Its leaves provide the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, its flowers are also used to make wine, its root can be used to make a brewed drink that tastes a bit like coffee, and it is also used in several soft drinks.
  6. There is a garden in England known as “The Poisonous Garden”. It is dedicated to plants that kill.
  7. 85% of plant life is found in the ocean.
  8. One of the most cultivated plants in the world. They are found on all continents except on the Antarctica. Ethanol that is used as bio-fuel is produced from corn. Ethanol does not provoke pollution of the air like conventional fuels.
  9. Parsley is a type of herbaceous plant and it belongs to the family of celery, carrot and cumin. Parsley is biennial plant; it means that it completes its life cycle in two years.
  10. Garlic is a type of bulbous plant that belongs to the family of lilies.Garlic can grow to the height of 4 feet. Bouquets made of garlic (instead of floral bouquets) were part of wedding ceremonies in the ancient Greece. Garlic completes its life cycle in one year.
  11. 70,000 plant species are utilized for medicine.

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