Search This Blog

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Grass

Sugar cane and bamboo are members of the grass family.

The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.

The state grass of Utah and Nevada is Indian Ricegrass. It was eaten by Native Americans and early pioneers.

Humans can't digest most types of grasses because our bodies don't have what it takes to break down the cellulose found in the plant.

The Chinese leader Chairman Mao once decided that grass and flowers were bourgeois and ordered grass from lawns to be pulled up.

The smell of freshly cut grass, though often pleasant to humans, is actually a plant's way of letting out a cry for help.

The grass is always greener is an English idiom with the meaning of other people's lives or circumstances seeming to be more desirable than one's own It is a shortened form of the proverb, "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence," which is usually used as a caution against dissatisfaction with one's own lot in life.

Grasslands make up over 20% of the vegetation cover over the Earth.

Source Europress Encyclopedia

No comments:

Post a Comment