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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

by , 06/19/14

Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us, and we can eat them, use them as medicine, build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing, calming presence as well. We use plant fibers for clothing, giant grasses to build with (bamboo anyone?), and many of our favorite dishes just wouldn’t be the same without fresh herbs added to them. Did you know that certain plants actually consume mosquito larvae for food? Or that plant species have been found that are over 20 million years old?! From microscopic moss to rat-eating carnivorous plants, there are hundreds of thousands of known plant species out there (80,000 of which are edible!) and more are being discovered all the time.

Check out the infographic below to find out some incredible facts about some of the many plants you thought you knew.

+ Chadwicks

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  1. Mark Bergen June 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

    The diagram says:
    “Banana plants are not fruit, but herbs”.
    I think what you meant to say is:
    “Banana plants are not trees, but herbs”.

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