Interesting Facts of Plants




Do you know that an average strawberry has about 200 seeds. And it is the only fruit that bears its seeds on the outside.

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.Generally these glands are at the base of the petals. Some of the flowers display these patterns in the UV Rays they reflect. Unlike humans, the insects have ultraviolet vision. These insects see these nectar guides, whereas we only see plain-coloured petals.


Cabbage has 91% water.


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

Tomato and the potato are the two vegetables which are grown in largest quantities in the world. But Onion is the most widely used vegetable i! The onion is used in in more dishes than any other vegetable in most no. of countries?


Apple,Onions & potatoes have same taste, don’t believe it.Here is the test: Pinch your nose & taste all 3 ,find any difference?


Do you ever wonder what causes tears in eyes while cutting onions!It is the sulphuric acid present in onion ,which creates itching in the eyes & causes tears.But if you chill the onions enough,effect of sulphuric acid goes down drastically


The oldest trees in the world :California Bristlecone pines and Giant Sequoias are regarded as the oldest trees and have been known to live 4000 to 5000 years.


Carrots were originally purple in color.


When an insect touches the hairs of a Venus Fly Trap it triggers the plant to close, trapping its victim before killing and dissolving it in acid.

Elephant grass in Africa is named after elephants as it is about 4.5 meter high and even elephants can hide in this grass.

The Baobab tree in Africa is an amazing plant.It is known for its water storage capacity in it trunk.It can store 1000 liters to 120000 liters of water ints swollen trunk.


Cutting onions releases a gas which causes a stinging sensation when it comes into contact with your eyes. Your body produces tears to dilute the irritant and remove it from your eyes.

The first diesel engine ran on peanut oil.


The study of plants is a branch of Biology.


84% of a raw apple and 96% of a raw cucumber is water.Cucumber skin is its most nutritious part.


Rice paper isn’t made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.


Trees get about 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, etc), and only about 10% from the soil.


The averaged size tree can provide enough wood to make 170,000 pencils.


The world’s tallest tree is a Sequoia (or California Redwood) in California; it is more than 360 feet tall.


The world’s oldest living tree is thought to be in Sweden. Its root system has been growing for 9,550 years. Now that’s old!


An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.


A method used to verify the age of a tree is to count the rings in the tree’s trunk.


A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as fingers. The word 'banan' is Arabic for finger.



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