And did you know that ..?
Flowers - it's not just a gift on a holiday, the decoration of any home, a manifestation of gratitude, respect, love. Flowers store in themselves many secrets, riddles and myths. But there is a huge number of truthful and insanely interesting facts that we are happy to share with you!
And did you know that ..
In 1720, Carl Linnaeus in a small town in Switzerland created a flower clock. Karl Linney observed the plants and at some point saw the ability of the flowers to navigate in time. The question arises: "And how was it possible to create a real clock from flowers?". The dial of the flower clock consisted of sectors. In each sector, flowers of a certain type were planted. With the help of such a watch, it was possible to actually determine the exact time (with an error of half an hour). But "to work" such hours could only on a sunny day, because in cloudy weather, not all the flowers from the flower face opened.
Primrose can predict volcanic eruptions. According to volcanologists, the royal primrose on the island of Java (in the mountains of Pangrinto) flourishes only on the eve of the eruption of the volcano. The scientists explained this fact by the action of ultrasound on the primrose capillaries. Ultrasound affects the acceleration of the movement of fluids in the tissues of the plant and the process of metabolism, so the plant blooms.
Flowers also come to the aid of geologists. And the help is that: flowers help to identify geologists the presence of minerals in the bowels of the earth. For example, violets grow in soil enriched with zinc, and such a plant as adonis indicates the presence of lime in the ground. In China, Austria, with the help of plants that prefer soil rich in copper, deposits of copper ore have been discovered. And in America in the same way were found deposits of silver. Observational botanists also concluded that acantophyllium (a resident of hot deserts), falling into the soil with the presence of sulfur, blooms not with the usual pink flowers, but with white ones. But the modified shape of the petals in the poppy flowers suggests that there are deposits of zinc and lead in the soil. Help in finding the water (fresh or salty) can have licorice. And, if this plant grows luxuriantly, the water is fresh, and if there are plaque on the leaves and grows poorly, or even does not grow at all, then the water is salty.
Women are obliged to such a beloved headdress as the cap of an ordinary rose. In the Middle Ages in France, women wore wreaths of roses on their heads. Such a woman's headdress was called a "chapel". In a sense, the hat came from the rose. According to one version, the medieval chapel became the progenitor of modern hats.
In many countries, flowers are not only aesthetic pleasure, they are really eaten! For example, in England and in France, seafood leaves are seasoned with various soups, while alfalfa buds are added to salads. The Chinese eat bulbs of some lilies, from the rhizomes of the lotus make flour, soups are cooked. In France, violets are made from violets, which is distinguished by its exquisite aroma. But in Japan they use petals of chrysanthemum to make desserts. Very interesting fact, the leaves of dandelions are used in salads, its roots in boiled form are used as a substitute for spinach, but in fried form they can even replace coffee.
But in the US, each state has its own flower-pet, which is their symbol. For example, in Indiana, the flower-symbol of the peony, in Ohio - a red carnation. In the state of Alaska - forget-me-not, in Kansas - sunflower, in Texas the symbol is blue lupine, in California - eshsoltsia, and in Colorado - the catchment area.