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Some Facts About Plants




  1. A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.
  2. Banana oil is made from petroleum.
  3. 84% of a raw apple and 96% of a raw cucumber is water.
  4. The largest single flower is the Rafflesia or “corpse flower”. They
    are generally 3 feet in diameter with the record being 42 inches.
  5. Onions contain a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tames bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot.
  6. Quinine, one of the most important drugs known to man, is obtained
    from the dried bark of an evergreen tree native to South America.
  7. The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.
  8. No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is
    absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.
  9. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  10. The bright orange color of carrots tell you they are an excellent
    source of Vitamin A which is important for good eyesight, especially at
    night. Vitamin A helps your body fight infection, and keeps your skin
    and hair healthy.


   
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