Fascination of Plants Day

Hi @anavalladares @CPFreed @LauraMejia92 @rah107 @CPFreed@Humberto_Herrera,
thank you so much for making up the fantastic infographics for FOPD!

I am making up this post to compile them and what the social media text will look like.
I will make up an article with all of them in Open Forum on the 17th so all links will take people to our compiled version.

I am adding my ones in a bit and hope to get @CPFreed‘s ones as well.
Let me know anyone else is working on more infographics/videos!


Happy #PlantDay! What plant did Henry VIII describe as a ‘wicked weed that would spoil the drink taste’? 🍻 Hops: https://community.plantae.org/article/5252095412172490516/fascination-of-plants-day Infographics by @AnaPValladares, Plantae Fellow #plantsci More information by @Plants400https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/plants400/Profiles/gh/Humulus

What plant is called ‘The Tree of Life’? 🥜 Tamarind: https://community.plantae.org/article/5252095412172490516/fascination-of-plants-day
Infographics by @AnaPValladares, Plantae Fellow for #PlantDay. More by @Plants400https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/plants400/Profiles/st/Tamarindus  #plantsci

What plant is as fluffy as a kangaroo’s paw? 🦘 Anigozanthos manglesii: https://community.plantae.org/article/5252095412172490516/fascination-of-plants-day Infographics by @AnaPValladares, Plantae Fellow for #PlantDay. Find out more: https://particle.scitech.org.au/earth/birds-beat-bees-prove-bigger-better/  #plantsci

What plant reminds you of Edam cheese? 🧀 + 🌿 = The Swiss Cheese Plant: [ link ] Infographics by @BigGirlPlantsPlantae Fellow for #PlantDay. How to grow your own: https://www.houseplantsexpert.com/swiss-cheese-plant.html #plantsci

What tree would be a challenge for a monkey to climb? 🙈🌲 The Monkey Puzzle Tree: https://community.plantae.org/article/5252095412172490516/fascination-of-plants-dayInfographics by @BigGirlPlantsPlantae Fellow #plantsci #PlantDay

Read more by @edenscience: https://www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone/plant-profiles/monkey-puzzle

What plant is called after chickens and cocktails? 🌱🐣 The Hens and Chicks: https://community.plantae.org/article/5252095412172490516/fascination-of-plants-day
Infographics by @BigGirlPlantsPlantae Fellow for #PlantDay.

Propagate your own: https://www.marthastewart.com/1535978/hens-and-chicks-succulent-care by @marthaliving #plantsci

What plants makes you go ‘phu’ and puts you to sleep? 🌺💤 Valeriana: [ link] Infographic by @Mejia92Laura, Plantae Fellow for #PlantDay. Systemic review on valeriana as sleep aide: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4394901/ #plantsci

What plant is called ‘the flower of the dead’? ☠️🌼 The Mexican marigold: [ link] Infographic by @herrera_h, Plantae Fellow for #PlantDay. The role marigolds play in Dia De Los Muertos: https://lajollamom.com/the-role-marigolds-play-in-dia-de-los-muertos/ #plantsci

What plant did the Aztecs put in their chocolatl to make it taste like a Vanilla Latte? ☕️🌸 You guessed it, the vanilla: [ link ] Read about the History of Vanilla by @NatGeo: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2014/10/23/plain-vanilla/ #plantsci Infographic by @herrera_h, Plantae Fellow for #PlantDay

Do you have ‘Lion’s tooth’ in your garden? 🦁🌼 More common name is dandelion: [ link] Infographic by @CPFreed, @ASPB @Conviron Scholar for #PlantDay. See how dandelions fly using ‘impossible’ method: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07084-8 by @NatureNews #plantsci

What plant resembles a panda’s ear? 🐼🌵 The cunningly named Panda Ear plant: https://community.plantae.org/article/5252095412172490516/fascination-of-plants-day Infographic by @CPFreed, @ASPB @Conviron Scholar for #PlantDay. Check out the ‘Chocolate Soldier’ variety: https://worldofsucculents.com/kalanchoe-tomentosa-chocolate-soldier-teddy-bear-cactus/ #plantsci

What plant ‘pops’ out of a field? 🍾🌹 Poppies of course: [link] Infographic by @CPFreed, @ASPB @Conviron Scholar for #PlantDay. Read more how the poppy got its pain-relieving powers: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/poppy-genome-genes-morphine-pain-relief #plantsci @ScienceNews

On what plant do blackberries grow? 🍁🍓 Brambles: [link]  Infographic by @GOESbyJuniper, Former @ASPB @Conviron Scholar for #PlantDay. 8 juicy facts about blackberries and brambleson @BBCRadio4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3FlYJMmMnMtHXWsDMVtK8SB/8-juicy-facts-about-blackberries-and-brambles #plantsci

What plant looks like a tree but is actually a ‘giant herb’? 🍌🌴 Bananas: [link]  Infographic by @GOESbyJuniper, Former @ASPB @Conviron Scholar for #PlantDay. Read more #bananas on @ProMusa: http://www.promusa.org/ #plantsci

What plant is named ‘youth producing’ but can give you a hangover? 🍸🍇 Junipers: [link]  Infographic by @GOESbyJuniper, Former @ASPB @Conviron Scholar for #PlantDay. Read about The science of distilling gin: https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/the-science-of-distilling-gin/3007637.article #plantsci

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