Low levels of nicotine can be found in peppers, tomatoes and other members of the Solanaceae flowering plant family. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Honey bees are able to stab through the leaves of certain plants to trigger their flowering process weeks earlier than usual. earthsky.org/earth/bumble…
Vanilla comes from a flowering plant in the orchid family. It grows as a vine and flowers only bloom for one day. There is only a 1% chance of wild pollination so each flower must be hand pollinated. The fruits are 15–23 cm (6–9 in) long pods and are used to produce vanilla extract. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
While most people know that nicotine can be found in tobacco, low levels of the compound can be found in peppers, tomatoes and other members of the Solanaceae flowering plant family. cbsnews.com/news/eating-n…
Avocado, bay and cinnamon all belong to the the laurel family of flowering plants. Lauraceae comprises of about 2850 known species in about 45 genera worldwide. They occur mainly in warm temperate and tropical regions, especially Southeast Asia and South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years whereas flowering plants came along around 130 million years ago. Butterflies survived without flowers for 70 million years newsweek.com/ancient-wing…
Today I learned of Psychotria Elata, an endangered flowering plant of Central and South America also known as 'Hooker's Lips' for its resemblance to human lips. It is considered an ideal Valentine gift in Central America and some believe it to have medicinal properties. worldoffloweringplants.co…
A typical four square mile patch of rainforest contains as many as 1500 species of flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 125 mammal species, 400 species of birds, 100 of reptiles, 60 of amphibians, and 150 different species of butterflies. adventure-life.com/amazon…
Dinosaurs were around before flowering plants existed. nhm.ac.uk/discover/when-d…
A bean is a seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used for human or animal food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab…
Scientists have revived a flowering plant from a fruit stored away in permafrost by Arctic ground squirrel 32,000 years ago sci-news.com/biology/arti…
Flowering plants generate a small electrical charge, detectable by bees, which signals to them that pollen and nectar are available. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The oldest plant to be regenerated was grown from 32,000 year old seeds. Russian scientists discovered a seed cache of a native Siberian flowering plant that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near a river bank. The seeds, encased in ice, were unearthed from 124 feet below the permafrost. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about ghost flowers, a flowering plant with no chlorophyll. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
In the late 1960s, all plants from a specific species of bamboo sprouted flowers at the same time, despite being separated by thousands of miles. Shortly after, all the plants died. The next mass flowering is predicted to come in 2090, when the bamboo completes its 120-year cycle. phenomena.nationalgeograp…
Today I learned about the Titan Arum, one of the largest flowering plants in the world, its taller than a human and when it blooms it gives off the smell of rotting flesh earning it the nickname "corpse flower" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amo…
Potato plants produce flowers during the end of their growing season. These turn into the true fruit of the plant, which resemble small green tomatoes. Potato plant flowering is a normal occurrence, but the flowers usually just dry up and fall off rather than producing fruit. gardeningknowhow.com/edib…
Scientist are unsure why there is an abundance of flowering plants on the Earth. Charles Darwin called flowers an "abominable mystery". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Mammals existed for about 100 million years before flowering plants evolved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydran…
The first flowering plants appeared on Earth about 160 million years ago, later than the first mammals, and about 70 million years later than the first dinosaurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo…
The flowering plant Fuchsia was named after German botanist Leonhard Fuchs en.oxforddictionaries.com…
Today I learned of Helichrysum pumilio, a flowering plant native to Africa that is used by Cape sparrows in their nest to protect against parasites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Despite having the worlds most arid desert, a rare event causes a huge growth in plant life known as The Flowering Desert. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Flowering plants only evolved in the last 130 million years. Before that, there were no colorful flowers on the planet. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
A team of Russian scientists claim to have successfully regenerated a flowering plant from a 32,000 year old frozen sample. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Synthetic Auxins, a plant growth hormone, can be applied to flowering plants to induce fruit production without pollination, and that this is how we get seedless fruits like watermelon and tomatoes. plant-hormones.info/auxin…
Many flowering plants have special designs that only show up under wavelengths invisible to humans, like UV, for pollinating insects to see reddit.com/r/askscience/c…
Rafflesia, the largest single flower of any flowering plant, has a foul odor of rotting flesh and that it has it in order to attract insects such as flies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raf…
Seagrass is the only flowering plant that can live underwater. seagrasswatch.org/seagras…
Scientists regenerated a 30,000 year-old flowering plant from frozen cells found beneath 125 feet of permafrost in northeastern Siberia. abcnews.go.com/blogs/tech…
Male mosquitoes are important pollinators for many flowering plants. Mosquitos are also the main source of food for dragonflies, as well as a variety of other ecologically important species. sciences360.com/index.php…
There is a genus of flowering plant named after the clitoris. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Aconitum is a genus of over 250 flowering plants so poisonous its toxins were used in arrows and spears to kill wolves, henceforth giving the nickname "Wolfsbane" to many of its members. botanical.com/botanical/m…
When dinosaurs lived there were no flowering plants abc.net.au/dinosaurs/chro…
. Nectar robbing is removing nectar from a flowering plant by piercing a hole on the side of the flower, rather than entering the natural opening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nec…
Despite being 200 million years older there are only 1000 species of gymnosperms (cone-bearing plants) while angiosperms (flowering plants) have radiated into up to 400,000 different species since their evolution 160 millions years ago en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Flowering plants are only 140 million years old - younger than the stegosaurus and even birds! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
Not only is Portlandia a hit TV show, but also the name of a goddess statue in Portland... and a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
Spanish Moss is neither Spanish... nor moss. Instead, it's a flowering plant indigenous to the Southeastern US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
There are more known species of insects than species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, algae, mushrooms, flowering plants, and conifers etc. combined. currentresults.com/Enviro…

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