Flower facts you may not know

For the most part, we all recognise a variety of flowers and we know a little about some of them. Roses are one of the most popular of all and it’s common knowledge that they are associated with love. However, there are also a number of flower facts that many people do not know and these are the most fascinating of all!

If you have trouble sleeping, try placing a bouquet of gerbera daisies in your bedroom. They absorb carbon monoxide and release oxygen which is just what we need to sleep easy!

Roses are not just flowers, they are also related to fruits like apples, cherries, and plums! This is because some of these plants produce rose hips which are rich in vitamin C and often used to make tea.

Some flowers and plants are edible and some are not. Then there are those that can be eaten but they might not taste particularly delicious. Tulip bulbs are edible but you might not like the way they taste. If, however, you find yourself in a sitution where hunger has set in and you have nothing else to eat, these bulbs will sustain you for a remarkably long time.

Hydrangeas are available in various colours, However, unlike other types of flowering plants, you cannot simply visit a nursary and pick the colour you want. Their colour is determined by the pH level in the soil and sometimes a single plant can produce flowers in more than one colour.

After the Chernobyl disaster, clean up efforts were of utmost importance. Sunflowers were used to remove the radioactivity from the area. They were floated in the water and absorbed 95% of the contaminants.