Stuff about Plant and Edible Wild Plants
Learn more about plants and seeds
What happens when a plant can’t get enough nutrients from the soil? It eats bugs! The Venus flytrap, native of North and South Carolina, USA, quickly closes its leaves around its prey, sealing it in. Then the plant secretes enzymes that digest the insect, just like your stomach does when you eat something!
To see Bermudas Botanical Gardens
in search box type ‘list of US botanical gardens’ or ‘list of Canadian botanical gardens’
Lists of US and Canadian botanical gardens
A list of tradition healing plants in Bermuda
Some of the oldest living things on Earth are found in North America! Bristlecone pines grow at high altitudes. This causes them to grow very slowly. Methuselah, a bristlecone pine on the California-Nevada border, is estimated to be over 4,500 years old.
When trees die, they usually decompose, providing food for insects, fungi, and soil. But sometimes, something unusual happens. In the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, U.S.A., trees were covered with volcano ash and river sediment before they could decompose. Ground water then dissolved silica in the ash, and crystals formed in the tree cells. Traces of iron and other minerals combined with crystals to give the petrified wood its beautiful colors.
Information on trees and leaves