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Weird But True: 10 Facts About Plants That Will Blow Your Mind

Team StoryWeavers|June 08, 2022, 08:52 IST| 19

Do you want to be a quizzing wizard who can unleash unbelievable facts at the drop of a hat?

We have just the thing for you!

In our new “Weird But True” series, we will equip you with interesting facts about everyday things that sound unbelievable, but are true! These facts will come in handy if you’re a quizzing enthusiast or if you just want to earn some bragging rights with your friends!

To kick things off, in our first edition, we present to you weird but true facts about our friendly, green companions – plants!

Let’s get started!

85% of plant life is found in the ocean!
Even the Arctic Ocean that is covered with a thick layer of ice has plants in its depths!

 

Brazil is the only country in the world that is named after a tree!
The country gets its name from the indigenous Brazilwood tree. These trees became popular for their red-coloured dye.

 

The first medicine for fever and body ache was the bark of a willow tree!
The ancient Egyptians and Greeks used willow tree barks to treat various illnesses.

 

Apples, pears, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries are all part of the Rose family of plants!
This family of plants is considered very important economically because it produces so many things that humans use.

If you close your eyes and nose, apples, potatoes, and onions taste the same!
This happens because our understanding of taste is largely dependent on our eyes!! Try this as a mini-experiment at home.

Bamboo can grow 35 inches in one day! In comparison, a human baby grows roughly one inch a month!
A bamboo plant in the United Kingdom even has a Guinness World Record for the fastest growing plant.

Cucumbers are fruits and not vegetables!
Since cucumbers grow from the cucumber flower and have seeds, it is considered a fruit and not a vegetable.

Before the 16th century, carrots were purple!
Dutch farmers in the 17th century eventually started growing the mutant orange versions and that’s what we eat today!

In the 1600s, a tulip in Holland cost more than a house!
This craze around the flowers and their excessive price eventually crashed the Dutch economy!

 

A group of bananas is called a hand!
A single banana in the group is called a finger.

 

There you have it!

Did you know that some flowers are really really rare? Here are some rare flowers found in nature.

We’re sure you might not have heard about some of these amazing facts about plants. But when you keep learning and keep exploring, even simple topics have something new to offer!

Do you have a weird but true fact about plants you want to share?

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About the Author


Deepthi is an ambivert who is on a steady diet of good food, filter coffee, and self-improvement. Being an ardent reader, storytelling has been her first love and she enjoys exploring how to convey stories compellingly. Having studied psychology and experienced the learning and development field, Deepthi is driven to understand human behavior and to know what makes each of us unique. You are most likely to find her tucked into a cozy corner at a local cafe with a Kindle or a book in hand. If you find her there, stop by and say hello, she'd be eager to learn your story too. Until then, you can ping her at [email protected] for anything you may like to share.

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Lakshmi

October 8, 2020

Interesting


Anindhya sharma

September 28, 2020

I have 4 facts about plants
1. They talk to each other through vibrations
2. In a forest older plants help younger plants to grow
3. Some plants are good and some bad
4. Banana is not a fruit or vegetable it is berry.


Ishwari p.

September 1, 2020

Unbelievable ?


Parva Shah

August 10, 2020

I have a fact about plants — African lotus lily is the biggest flower in the world ,, it’s dimeter can be more tha 1.5 meter


Pragati

June 5, 2020

It’s amazing


Jiya

May 29, 2020

It’s amazing and it very useful


Siddesh S Belagavi

May 27, 2020

Wow I’m waiting for the next edition of wiered but true???????


Sanjiti

May 27, 2020

I thought to inform to my teacher and I am tanking to byjus teacher to keep me learning


Jameruddin Ibrahim Shaikh

May 23, 2020

Amazing


Keshika

May 12, 2020

This is amazing…all of these facts about plants were really weird and unbelievable but still true and really made my eyes pop out?… surprising and amazing


Jisna Jose

April 22, 2020

I never heard of these facts!!Absolutely gained
knowledge because of this..Thanks a lott byjus for
giving this knowledge too!!!


Khushi soni

April 22, 2020

It is very important and also I am waiting for the next important knowledge


Varshini

March 26, 2020

It’s truly amazing.??


Charmi

March 25, 2020

It is very usefull ??


Anushka dadhich

March 23, 2020

It’s amazing!!


Ishan Panigraho

March 22, 2020

I will tell this facts to my friends. Thanks.


Trrishan Saha

March 21, 2020

Wow!


Swastika

March 18, 2020

Waiting for the next edition of ‘Wierd but True!’


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