Interesting Facts And Information About Plants

Plants are the only source on this planet, which are capable of synthesizing their own food through the process of Photosynthesis. There are many plants which provide several types of benefits for human welfare. Without plants, there would be no life existing on the earth. They are the multi-cellular, long-living organisms and only source for producing atmospheric free oxygen. There are more interesting facts about plants.

Here, in this article, we will find out more information and facts about plants.

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Roots are very important as they play a major role in transportation. There are many plants which survive without roots. Dodder and other parasitic plants are the best examples of plants with roots.

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Like humans, plants also produce hormones, which are called as the phytohormones or plant growth regulators. Auxin, Cytokinin, Gibberellins, Ethylene, Abscisic acid are few important phytohormones, which functions by regulating the various physiological processes in plants.

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The California redwood also called coast redwood. It is the tallest evergreen and the largest living species of the Plantae Kingdom in the world. It can live for 1,200–1,800 years or even more.

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Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living tree species which was cultivated early in human history, about 250 million years ago.

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The baobab tree, found in arid regions of Madagascar of Africa can store about thousand liters of water in its swollen trunk.

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Coconut is called the Tree of Life, as every part of this tree, including the roots, stem, bark, leaves, fruits, have seeds has been used in different ways.

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All higher plants exist in alternation generations called as sporophytes and gametophytes. Sporophytes describe the diploid phase of plants and Gametophytes describe the haploid phase of plants.

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The planet earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants and till date over 70,000 species are used in pharmaceutical industries for producing medicines.

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The shape of plants and trees are triangular because they need more sunlight to carry out the process of photosynthesis. Therefore, the shape of plants and trees are in such a way that they get the maximum amount of sunlight.

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The fastest-growing plant in the world is the Bamboo plant. It is an evergreen perennial flowering plant, which can grow about 30 – 35 inches in a single day.

These were a few interesting and amazing facts about the plants. Apart from this, there are a lot more facts.

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