A sunflower is not just one spectacular flower! Both the fuzzy brown center and the classic yellow petals are actually 1000 – 2000 individual flowers held together on a single stalk !
There are more microorganisms in one teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth – Oh My Goodness !!!! – that fact might make you squirm a little but they are important for keeping your soil full of nutrients.
Roses for lunch – some of your favorite fruits are actually in the rose family ! Apples, peaches, pears, cherries, raspberries, strawberries and more are rosaceae, making them relatives of the beautiful rose!
Oh my goodness that is a HUGE tree – The worlds tallest growing tree is the coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens. which grows along the pacific coast of the United States, mainly in California. It is not, however the worlds oldest tree – that prize goes to the bristlecone pine ( Pinus aristata )
What fruit is from the bromeliad family – The Pineapple! the word pineapple comes from European explorers who thought the fruit combined the look of a pinecone along with the flesh of an apple ( I would say pretty accurate ) Pineapples are the only edible fruit of the bromeliad family.
Fun fact – from a botanical standpoint, avocados and pumpkin are fruits not vegetables ! because they bear the plants seeds. Rhubarb, on the other hand is a vegetable.
Cranberries float because of small pockets of air inside of the berry – causing them to bob along on the waters surface.
Oleander – all parts of it a poisonous. a beautiful Mediterranean – native flowering shrub. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death. eeeeek
What flower was once more valuable than gold – during the 1600’s, tulips were so valuable in Holland that their bulbs were worth more than gold! the craze was called tulip mania, or tulipomania, and caused the crash of the dutch economy.
What is the largest flower in the world – well it also happens to be the stinkiest ! the flower of the titan arum ( amorphophallus titanium ) is the largest unbranched flower in the world and can reach 15 ft tall !!!! my my my The bloom produces a smell like that of rotting meat, giving it its common name of corpse flower. The plant developed its unique fragrance to attract flies that pollinate it
corpse flower – Bing
Why do we cry when cutting an onion? Sulfuric compounds are to blame for all of those tears. According to The National Onion Association ( who knew there was one ) chilling the onion and cutting the root end last may minimize the need for tissues.
What fruit has seeds on the outside? – the strawberry has up to 200 seeds delicately displayed on the outside of its beautiful fruit.
What is the difference between a nectarine and a peach? Fuzz my friend fuzz. Nectarines have no fuzz while peaches are fuzz balls.
The longest living organisms on earth are trees !