Flower Facts and Riddles

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 and this week it?s all to do with seeds.

The Scarlet Pimpernel Flower (Anagallis arvensis) is an excellent judge of incoming weather. It will close its flowers when rain is on the way and open them up when the sun is shining.

In a year a single tree can remove as much as 27 kg of pollutants out of the air!

Oak trees do not start producing acorns until they are over 50 years old and will live beyond there 200th birthday

In a year an average sized tree will give off enough oxygen for four people to breath for an entire year.

Pears ripen from the inside out

Apples can wake you up in a morning just as well as coffee



 Q: I exist from the beginning of the world to the end of the ages, but I am not God... Who am I?

(highlight the text below to see the answer)

A: The solution of the riddle is woes, the beginning of "world" and the end of "ages."

 All these facts are sourced from the internet?take as you please

2 responses to Flower Facts and Riddles

#1 Flower Shop POS on Apr 12 2012 at 11:09 PM

I love the riddle, a little play on the letters, definitely not what I was thinking!

#2 Florist POS on Jun 29 2013 at 12:00 AM

Great green facts! I love the one about the benefit of trees!