Flower Facts for Thursday

With us being close to the end of the week, our brains are tired, were looking forward to the weekend and in need of some mental stimulation. Here are some facts, figures, challenges and general fun to keep us all occupied for one more day.

Did you know?

  • Freesia are one of the most popular and widely grown flowers in the world. It is named after Dr Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, a German Physician

Freesia-fragrance

  • The oldest plant is 145 million years old and is named Liaoning ancient fruit. It is on display in the Museum of Palaeontology in Nanjing, China.

Ancient-flower

  • Sunflowers turn their heads towards the sun which is the reason for their common name.

Sunflowers

  • To make a single ounce of saffron spice takes around 5000 flowers

Saffron_flower

  • Vanilla comes from the fruit of an orchid

Vanilla-orchid

  • The Hawaiian Tulip is one of the most toxic plants to humans, all parts are poisionous if ingested and even touching it can causes a bad skin reaction.

 

Jokes

Q.  Why did the Golden Delicious go to jail? (highligh the text below for the answer)

A.  He was a rotten apple.

Q: Why did the gardener quit?

A: His celery wasn?t high enough

 

Riddle

I'm a head above other items at a picnic.

Who am I? (highligh the text below for the answer)

A:  Cabbage

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