"Fun Facts About Plants

Fact 10

Saffron, used as a flavoring in Mediterranean cooking, is harvested from the stigmas of a type of fall-blooming crocus, Crocus sativus.

Fact 11

Poinsettias, natives of Mexico, were brought to the United States in 1825 by the first U.S. minister to Mexico, Joel Poinsett, for whom the plant is named.

Fact 12

Small pockets of air inside cranberries cause them to bounce and float in water.


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