Here is the list of 5 things you really didnt know about plants
1. Who Needs a Compass ?
When lost, it is possible to use trees to assist you in navigation. In northern temperate climates, moss will grow on the northern side of the tree trunk, where it is shadier. Failing that, if you find a tree that has been cut down, you can observe the rings of the tree to discover which direction north is.
In the northern hemisphere, the rings of growth in a tree trunk are slightly thicker on the southern side, which receives more light. The converse is true in the southern hemisphere.
2. Differnce between Herb and Spices
A herb is specifically from the leaf of a plant.
And a spice is from the seed, berry, stem, bark, root or bulb.
3. Alien-looking Trees
Is it a Tree or an Alien… Confused?
One third of the plant life on the island of Socotra near Yemen can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. It has been described as “most alien-looking place on Earth”.
4. Cabbage, Broccoli,Cauliflower from same family. ?
In fact, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Chinese cabbage and savoy are all the same species of plant,
But are so selectively bred that they no longer resemble one another.
5. Is It a Fruit or Vegetable?
“Fruit” is a botanical term and “vegetable” is a culinary term, so certain vegetation such as tomatoes, green beans, eggplants,beans,corn and cucumbers could be called either fruits or vegetables.
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