Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fun Flower Facts

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In 1986 Congress voted to make the rose America's national flower.

The daffodil's sap contains sharp crystals that protect the flower from grazing animals.

The Hawaiian Tulip is one of the most toxic flowers to humans. All parts of the plant are poisonous if consumed.

Native to North and South America, the sunflower turns to follow the sun.

The tulip, a symbol of life, love and immortality, actually dates back to the time of Confucius.

There are over 200,000 identified plant species and the list is growing all the time.

Bamboo can be a fast growing plant, some types can grow almost a metre (3.28 feet) in just one day!

Almost 60 percent of fresh-cut flowers grown in the U.S. come from California.

Foxglove is an old English name, derived from the belief that foxes slipped their feet into the leaves of the plant to sneak up on prey.


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