- The colour pink is named after the flower! Pinks are known as such not due to their colour but allegedly because of the pinks (ragged edges) on their petals.
- We do not see some colours in flowers – they actually are more vividly coloured than even we see them. For example, the daisy has a colourful central zone that we do not see – but that butterflies do, therefore aiding them to be pollinated.
- The same chemicals that give cherries their colour may be a better pain relief agent than aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Life jackets used to be stuffed with the stems of sunflowers
- How much rent would you think Prince Charles would be paid in rent for his lands on the Island of Scilly? The answer is one daffodil!
- Honey bees must visit two million flowers to make just one pound of honey! Each worker bee makes 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime!
That is just a first brief glimpse into the wonderful world of mother nature.
More to come - so watch this space!
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