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38 Amazing Facts Plants  | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazing fact is that plants produce oxygen in day time which is ten times more than the carbon dioxide produced at night.
  2. It is amazing that pollen can travel up to 500 miles a day . It never deteriorates and can last indefinitely.
  3. Plant life exists due to lightning which provides soluble nitrogen oxides which fall to the earth in rain as dilute nitric acid becoming nitrates after reaction with minerals on which the plants depend.
  4. No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.
  5. Amazingly almonds are members of the rose flowerfamily or rosaceae family. Thepeach and apples are also a member of the rose family.
  6. Amazing fact is that the flower of artillery plant measures only 0.35 mm in diameter. It is the smallest flower ever known.
  7. Amazingly bamboo can be used to make yarn twice as soft as cotton!
  8. Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are giant herbs.
  9. Amazingly banana oil never saw a banana; it’s made from petroleum.
  10. Banana fibers are often used to make socks and pillows!
  11. A banana is actually a berry. A strawberry isn’t.
  12. Amazingly Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit , a total of 11 billion a year.
  13. There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.
  14. Amazing fact is that a bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell.
  15. There are 2000 different species of cactuses.
  16. It is amazing that the Saguaro Cactus, found in the Southwestern United States doesn’t grow branches until it is 75 years old.
  17. Amazingly the Hottest Part of a Chili is not the seed but the white membrane that the seeds are attached to. The membrane contains the highest levels of capsaicin, the component that gives chili peppers their hotness.
  18.  A single coffee tree yields only one pound of roasted, ground coffee annually.
  19. The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
  20. Linen has an amazing property of absorbing up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp!
  21. Most mushrooms we eat are the same, even if they have different names!
  22. There is a great mushroom in Oregon that is 2,400 years old. It amazingly covers 3.4 square miles of land and is still growing.
  23. Rat-Eating Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes attenboroughii) species discovered in August 2009is is believed to be largest meat-eating plant in the world, and is capable of digesting rats. Scientists found it on Mount Victoria in the Philippines and named it after famed nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
  24. Orchids have the smallest seeds. Amazing fact is that it takes more than 1.25 million seeds to weigh 1 gram.
  25. If you inhale a pea , amazingly it can sprout and grow in your lungs.
  26. It was amazing that the first diesel engine ran on peanut oil.
  27. It is absolutely amazing fact that the giant puffball, lycoperdon giganteum, produces 7,000 billion spores, each of which could grow into a puffball a foot in diameter and collectively cover an area of 280,000 square mile, greater than the size of Texas. Fortunately, only one of the spores actually becomes a puffball, and all the others die.
  28. One ragweed plant can amazingly release as many as one billion grains of pollen.
  29. The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.
  30. Amazing fact is that a single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground.
  31. An average strawberry has about 200 seeds. And it is the only fruit that bears its seeds on the outside.
  32. Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste. They can extract pollutants and metal contamitants through roots to stems & leaves.
  33. The telegraph plant of Asia has leaves that amazingly flutter constantly, even when there is no breeze.
  34. Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
  35. The water hyacinth is the world’s fastest growing water plant & world’s biggest water plant is Amazon lily ,its floating leaves grow up to 6 feet.
  36. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. It is deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago. It’s a fail-safe state of the art seed storage facility which amazingly houses seeds of every crop from world to ensure survival in any calamity!
  37. Welwitschia mirabilis is a desert plant looking like it came straight out of the age of dinosaurs.  Two succulent leaves continuously grow from the short, thick trunk, splitting over time into strap-shaped sections. The leaves can reach twelve feet in length. These odd plants are considered living fossils and can live up to 2,000 years.
  38. Wheat is the world’s most widely cultivated plant; grown on every continent except Antarctica.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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