The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals.

There are 766 events around the world, quickly have a look if there is anything happening nearby: https://plantday18may.org/

Follow the official @PlantDay18May Twitter account and see what's happening around the world: https://twitter.com/PlantDay18May

To celebrate our green friends, Plantae Fellows and American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Conviron Scholars have complied infographics with lots of fun facts about plants. Scroll down and Enjoy!

If you prefer, view a booklet of the infographics: http://pub.lucidpress.com/b27a... 



What plant is called 'the flower of the dead'? ☠️🌼

Infographic by @herrera_h, Plantae Fellow
The role marigolds play in Dia De Los Muertos: https://lajollamom.com/the-rol... 

What plant did Henry VIII describe as a β€˜wicked weed that would spoil the drink taste'? 🍻

Infographics by @AnaPValladares, Plantae Fellow
More information by @Plants400: https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac....

What plants makes you go 'phu' and puts you to sleep? πŸŒΊπŸ’€
Infographic by  @LauraMejia92, Plantae Fellow 
Systemic review on valeriana as sleep aide: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p... 

What plant reminds you of Edam cheese? πŸ§€ + πŸŒΏ
Infographics by @BigGirlPlants, Plantae Fellow
How to grow your own: https://www.houseplantsexpert.... 

Do you have 'Lion's tooth' in your garden? 🦁🌼
Infographic by @CPFreed, ASPB Conviron Scholar
See how dandelions fly using β€˜impossible’ method: https://www.nature.com/article...

What plant resembles a panda's ear? 🐼🌡
Infographic by @CPFreed, ASPB Conviron Scholar 
Check out the 'Chocolate Soldier' variety: https://worldofsucculents.com/... 

What plant is called 'The Tree of Life'? πŸ₯œ
Infographics by @AnaPValladares, Plantae Fellow 
More by @Plants400https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.... 

What plant is as fluffy as a kangaroo's paw?  
Infographics by @AnaPValladares, Plantae Fellow
Find out more: https://particle.scitech.org.a... 

What plant 'pops' out of a field? πŸΎπŸŒΉ
Infographic by @CPFreed, ASPB Conviron Scholar
Read more how the poppy got its pain-relieving powers: https://www.sciencenews.org/ar...

What plant did the Aztecs put in their chocolatl to make it taste like a Vanilla Latte? β˜•οΈπŸŒΈ
Infographic by @herrera_h, Plantae Fellow
Read about the History of Vanilla: https://www.nationalgeographic... 

What plant is called after chickens and cocktails? πŸŒ±πŸ£ 
Infographics by @BigGirlPlants, Plantae Fellow
Propagate your own: https://www.marthastewart.com/... 

What tree would be a challenge for a monkey to climb? πŸ™ˆπŸŒ²
Infographics by @BigGirlPlants, Plantae Fellow
Read more: https://www.edenproject.com/le...

On what plant do blackberries grow? πŸπŸ“
Infographic by @GOESbyJuniper, Former ASPB Conviron Scholar
8 juicy facts about blackberries and brambles: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programm...

What plant looks like a tree but is actually a 'giant herb'? πŸŒπŸŒ΄
Infographic by @GOESbyJuniper, Former ASPB Conviron Scholar
Read more about bananas: http://www.promusa.org/ 

What plant is named 'youth producing' but can give you a hangover? πŸΈπŸ‡
Infographic by @GOESbyJuniper, Former ASPB Conviron Scholar
Read about the science of distilling gin: https://www.chemistryworld.com... 


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