Surprising Facts about the Plant Kingdom! (Miscellaneous)

  • Venus-fy-trap, pitcher plant, bladder wort etc are insect eating plants, they derive their nitrogen from them.
  • In California's Wheeler Park, there is a Bristlecone pine tree with an estimated age of 5,000 years.
  • An american coast red wood reaches a height of 110 m.
  • Bamboo is not a tree but a grass. It grows amazingly fast, at the rate of three feet a day.
  • The sunflower always turns towards sunlight.
  • Coffee was discovered by goats.
  • The flower of artillery plant measures only 0.35 mm in diameter. It is the smallest ever known flower.
  • The flower of Rafflesia measures 90 cm in diameter and is the largest known flower.
  • Boxwood is so heavy that it does not float on water but sinks.
  • Seaweed is used in the manufacturing of fertilizers, medicines, paint, toothpaste and in icecreams too.
  • The oldest known living seed came from a North American Arctic Lupin. It was found in 1954, buried in frozen silt near Miller Greek in central Yukon-Canada, by a mining engineer named Schmidt. It had been there for 10,000 years. Yet, when scientist planted it, a plant grew which was identical to the modern plant.
  • The greatest depth at which plant life has been found is 884 feet.
  • There are about 252 varieties of potato grown in the world.
  • Coniferous forests of the Northern Russia are the largest in the world.
  • Edible mushrooms grow to their full size within seven days.
  • Tree trunk of the baobab tree in Kenya is so long that some people make their homes with the hollowed out trunks.
  • A cactus plant, only three feet tall may have roots spreading out to a length of ten feet across the desert.
  • Orchid seeds are so small that one million of these would weigh somewhat less than 1 gm.
  • Plants produce oxygen in day time which is ten times more than the carbon dioxide produced at night.

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Cleanclover 4 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Thank you ivorycarson. Glad it helped :-)

ivorycarson! 4 years ago

This was for my Science Paper... hahah

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Cleanclover 4 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Thank you everybody. It's a pleasure to write this hub for you all.

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i love these!!!!:D

pie lover 4 years ago

cool facts.My teacher wants the whole class to learn stuff about Kenya because this guy from kenya is going to be coming to my school.I am not to thrilled to d research though!!!!!!!BOOOOOOOOOOO

Ruby57 5 years ago

Boring stuff!!! Got me a F on the project!!!! Suxxxss!!!

Ruby57 5 years ago

Not the info i was looking forr!!!

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Cleanclover 5 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Don't copy :-)

failed-student 5 years ago

woooww this got me an F on my science project. my teacher found out i copied it. now i have to redo it. thankkkkks!

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Cleanclover 5 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Thank you Komal madan :-)

komal madan 5 years ago

really amazing facts ..............

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Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Thank you all

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Vindy 7 years ago

This website is great! It saved my butt from getting an F from the science assignment.

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Cleanclover 8 years ago from Piece of land! Author

nonya thankyou for your insights. appreciate it!

nonya 8 years ago

o wow this website is totally not wat i was looking for.stupids.

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krystalkane 9 years ago

I love nature and plants too! Thank you for this hub. I did not know so many things about plants. Happy hub writing!

Abhinaya 9 years ago

The facts are really amazing especially, baobab tree in Kenya.Lovely hub.

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