The most amazing facts about plants it that they keep us alive. They replenish the air with oxygen and consume carbon dioxide during the process of photosynthesis. This results in production of carbohydrates on one side and on the other side carbon dioxide removal causes decrease in air pollution or global warming etc. Plus all the aerobic organisms are alive because of oxygen replenishment carried out by plants.
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But in spite of this ability of plants there are a lot of fun or interesting facts about plants.However, following is the list of some of the interesting facts about plants.
You would not believe this fact that plants as other creations are at the verge of extinction. Even though a plant is supposed to have more endurance but still plants are also going extinct and are more vulnerable to extinction as their habitat is being destroyed. Approx. 68 percent of plant species are in danger of going extinct. Moreover, It is also known that only a fraction of plants species has been examined yet.
9: 5,000 Times Faster?
As we just mentioned that plants are more vulnerable to extinction and about 68% of the total known variety of plants is on the verge of extinction. Human influence factors, deforestation, climate change etc are the causes of plant extinction. Experts believe that species are going extinct somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 times faster than they would naturally.
8: An Amazing Experiment :
This is also one of the interesting facts about plants and somehow science that scientists conducted a project. Well! this project included the revival of a plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of Arctic ground squirrel which was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.
7: Protection :
Seriously! As the governmental officials say or declare that they are promoting eco – friendly things, preserving environment and are protection natural habitats but this thing is also a fact that only 10% of the world’s plant – rich areas are protected and this thing is very problematic.
6: Utilization in Medicine:
Another one of the interesting facts about plants is that : Plants are widely used in medical studies and in medicine creation. The more we are plunging in the natural variety of compounds, the more efficient medicines we are creating. Anyhow, approx 70,000 plant species are utilized for medicine creation and this number is going to increase as well as the science is advancing.
Everyone these days know about Marijuana. Anyhow, Marijuana is a drug which is prohibited in many countries and is also known as Cannabis. However, Marijuana is not only abused but also it is used in producing many psychoactive drugs or medicines. But the interesting thing is that Marijuana and Hops are actually from the same family named as Cannabaceae.
4: Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower …
Interesting facts about plants ? This one is really interesting. Cabbage, Kale , Cauliflower, Brussels, Sprouts, Broccoli, Chinese cabbage and sovey. Do these names seem familiar? If yes! then you will get shocked to know that these all are from the same species but are so selectively bred that they no longer resemble one another.
3: Human Food…
Lets just count those plants which are edible or which can be eaten. How much you can count? 40? 50? 100? 500? 1000? 5000? Actually the earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants and you haven’t had tasted a larger portion of them.
2: Another Interesting One…
Well! we just have mentioned that there are more than 80,000 species of plants which are edible but this figure is going to amaze you because you wouldn’t even have noticed once that 90 percent of the humans eat comes from just 30 species of plants. Crazy! right?
Actually it is believed by many of the scientists or plant researchers that plants are capable of recognizing their siblings. And by doing this they give them preferential treatment. They compete less for valuable resources like root space than when they are surrounded by plants that are strangers.