Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Fun Fact

In honor of all the plant rescues and invasive plant pulls, here are some useful plant facts:

-Bananas are actually herbs. Bananas die after fruiting, like all herbs do.
-A pineapple is a berry.
-Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
-Peanuts are beans.
-The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears,
plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.
-There are more than 700 species of plants that grow in the United States
that have been identified as dangerous if eaten. Among them are some that
are commonly favored by gardeners: buttercups, daffodils, lily of the
valley, sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding heart, delphinium, and

These facts are courtesy of