Don't Waste Time! 8 Facts Until You Reach Your Flowers Name

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Don't Waste Time! 8 Facts Until You Reach Your Flowers Name

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We bet you didn't even know that you can chop onions and not cry. Here are some interesting and fascinating information about gardening and plants!

There's of more about our greener cousins than we know; Secrets are everywhere in our backyards. Here are 30 interesting facts you didn't know about plants - until today, of course.

1. Torenia, a annual that loves shade, is also known as"the "wishbone" flower. You can find tiny stamens of the wishbone shape within the blue, purple or burgundy flowers.

2. The tallest tree in the world is the redwood of the coast (Sequoia Sempervirens), which grows throughout on the Pacific Coast of the United States and is found primarily in California. It's interestingly enough, it's not the oldest-growing tree in the world and that distinction is given to bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata).

3. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. It can grow to 35 inches in one day.

4. The tomato juice has been declared the official beverage of Ohio to honor the role A. W. Livingston from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, played in popularizing the tomato during the late 1800s.

5. Archaeologists have discovered proof of evidence that wine grapes were cultivated to make wine around 8000 centuries ago, during Mesopotamia (today's Iraq), however, the early Egyptians were the first to document the method of making wine approximately five thousand years before.

6. In the 1600s, the tulips were so precious during the 1600s in Holland they were valued higher than the gold. The craze was known as Tulip mania, also known as tulipomania. It caused the collapse in the Dutch economy. Tulips expand as much as an inch every day after cutting.

7. Vanilla flavor comes from the pods of the orchid, Vanilla planifolia. Though the pods are referred to as vanilla beans, they are more closely related with that of corn than green beans..

8. The word "pineapple" comes from European explorers who believed it was a fruit that combines the appearance of a cone with flesh similar to the apple. Pineapples are the only palatable part of the bromeliad genus.

9. From a botanical point of view From a botanical perspective, avocados as well as the pumpkins are both fruits, but not vegetables, since they contain the plant's seeds. Rhubarb On contrary is a plant.

10. Saffron is utilized to flavor Mediterranean cuisine, is gathered from the stigmas of a species of autumn-blooming Crocus, Crocus sativus.

11. Poinsettias originated from Mexico were brought in the United States in 1825 by the first U.S. minister to Mexico Joel Poinsett and for whom the plant was named.

12. The tiny air pockets inside the cranberries cause them bounce and float in the water.

13. The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium) is the largest unbranched found anywhere in the world and can be upwards of 15 feet. The flower emits a scent similar to the smell of rotting food which is why it has the popular name of the corpse flower. The same smell is present in Rafflesia, another species that comes from in the forests that lie within Sumatra. Both species created their scent so that they can be pollinated by insects; they do not compete with other flowers for butterflies and hummingbirds..

14. The entire Oleander (Nerium Oleander), a beautiful plant that blooms in the Mediterranean, is poisonous. Consuming oleander leaves could cause stomach, cardiac as well as central nervous system issues and even death.

15. Iris is "rainbow" in Greek, and Iris was the goddess associated with the rainbow within Greek mythology. Wormwood (Artemisia) was named for the god goddess Artemis, milkweed (Asclepias) after the god Asclepius as well as Hebe named after Hebe, the Greek goddess Hebe.

16. In France May 1 in France is La Fete du Muguet, the festival of the the lily-of-the-valley. The festival includes the giving of flowers of lily of the valley to loved ones, and wishing them happiness and health.

17. Angiosperm is a scientific term for flowering plants . It also refers to seeds that are carried in capsules or fruit. Nonflowering plantslike pines, spruces and firs and junipers, as well as larches, Ginkgoes, and cycads are known as gymnosperms.

18. Snapdragon blooms look like the dragon's head, and when you squeeze them and the dragon's mouth, it appears to open and close.

19. It is said that a sunflower appears to be one big flower, however each head is made up of thousands of tiny flowers, called flowers, which mature to form seeds. This is true for every plant in the family of sunflowers, such as daisies, yarrows, goldenrod asters, coreopsis and bachelor's button.

20. First potato were grown in Peru around 7,000 years ago.

21. peaches, pears Apricots and quinces apples, and strawberries are part of the family known as roses. They are also ornamental species like spirea mountain ash goatsbeard along with the ninebark.

22. Blueberries, Concord grapes as well as blueberries are three of the most sought-after fruits that are native in North America.

23. The distinction in nectarines and peaches is that nectarines do not have skins that are fuzzy. Peach branches can be grafted onto nectarine trees or the nectarine branches onto a peach tree to ensure you can have both kinds of fruit.

24. The typical strawberry contains 200 seeds. This is the sole fruit to bear its seeds on its outside.

25. Sulfuric compounds are responsible for the cut onions that cause tears in your eyes. As per the National Onion Association chilling the onion before cutting off the root at the end will reduce the risk of the problem.

26. Garlic mustard is part of the family known as mustard, but not the garlic family.. The invasive plant is able to outcompete native plants found in The Eastern as well as Midwestern United States, posing danger to native plants and species that depend on them.

27. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living trees that dates back around 250 million years back. Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia Glyptostroboides) is another ancient species that has been around for 150 million years. Both were recorded through fossil records before being discovered alive.

28. Trees are among the longest-living organisms on the planet.

29. Peanuts aren't nuts, they are legumes, which are connected to lentils and beans. They are rich in folate, protein, niacin and phytosterols than the average nuts, as per the National Peanut Board.

30. The title of the world's most hot chili is still in dispute. Bhut Jolokia, 401.5 times more potent than bottle hot sauce made from peppers, won the Guinness World Records title in 2007, however, several more hot chilis have been claiming the title since then.
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