Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species, it dates back to about 250 million years ago!
The word pineapple comes from European explorers who thought the fruit combined the look of a pinecone with flesh like that of an apple!
The Elephant grass found in Africa is named so as it is 4.5 meters high and even elephants can hide in it!
Eating lots of onions will make you sleepy, as it acts as a sedative!
Cucumber is a fruit and not a vegetable since it has seeds in the center!
A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas known as fingers!
Vanilla flavoring comes from the pod of an orchid, Vanilla planifolia!
The first certified botanical garden was founded by Pople Nicholas III in the Vatican City in 1278 AD!
There are over 300,000 identified plant species and the list is growing all the time!
Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree!
Carrots were originally purple in color
During the 1600s, tulips were so valuable in Holland that their bulbs were worth more than gold. The craze was called tulip mania and caused the crash of the Dutch economy.
The baobab tree found in Africa can store 1,000 to 120,000 liters of water in its swollen trunk!