"Fun Facts About Plants

Fact 1


Torenia, a shade-loving annual, is called the wishbone flower. Look for tiny wishbone-shape stamens inside the purple, blue or burgundy petals.


Fact 2

The world's tallest-growing tree is the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens),which grows along the Pacific Coast of the United States, mainly in California. Interestingly enough, it's not the world's oldest-growing tree; that award goes to a bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata).


Fact 3

Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day.



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