29 Fascinating Facts About Plants From Around The World

29 Fascinating Facts About Plants From Around The World

The largest plants in the world are the giant redwood trees of North America. Sequoias can grow up to 107 m (350 ft) or more in height and may be up to 7.5 m (26 ft) across. They can weight more than nine times as much as a blue whale, the heaviest animal that has ever lived.

29 Fascinating Facts about Plants from around the World

By Mr Ghaz, August 29, 2010

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29 Fascinating Facts about Plants from around the World

 

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1) When Czar Nicholas I and his wife strolling in the ground of one of their places, they spotted what appeared to be the first snowdrop of the year. When the Tsarina expressed a wish that it should not be picked, her husband ordered a soldier to stand guard over the tiny flower.

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Some fifty years later, the Czar’s great- grandson, Nicholas 2, was strolling in the same grounds when he spotted a lone sentry in the middle of a field. Puzzled by this, he made enquiries and found that the order of Nicholas I had been entered in the guard log book and sentries had been dutifully posted on the same spot for half a century.

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2) The world’s rarest plant is a type of Silversword which is only known to grow in the crater of an extinct volcano on a Hawaiian island.

3) Productive Palms

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In the island of the Seychelles, the inhabitants grow palms which produce huge, double coconuts which can weigh up to 18kg (40lb).

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4) A seventeenth- century book seriously advised its readers to plant a lily in their gardens as it was an effective method of keeping ghosts away.

5) The Tomato- Fruit or Vegetable?

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Starpisces, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Fascinating entry of fascinating plants, Mr Ghaz!
:D

melphens, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Great share my friend.. ^^

webseowriters, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Very nice share

Kamruddin, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

nice share man !! :)

GodsGrace, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Very well said

CHAN LEE PENG, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

These are fascinating and interesting to know. :-)

Joie Schmidt, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Another great one!

Blessings.

Sincerely,

-Joie Schmidt.

giftarist, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Awesome – really great!

Lauren Axelrod, posted this comment on Aug 29th, 2010

Very cool.

PSingh1990, posted this comment on Aug 30th, 2010

Nice Share.

:-)

papaleng, posted this comment on Aug 30th, 2010

very interesting facts,

E, posted this comment on Aug 31st, 2010

Mr. Ghaz, you might want to fix the spelling errors. It discredits your information.

Reishi, posted this comment on Sep 1st, 2010

FYI…truffles are not plants. They are in the 3rd kingdom – fungi. Plants and animals are the other 2.

Monica Seth, posted this comment on Jan 7th, 2011

The Facts arec really amazing and the pictures are very nice.

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