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  1. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and collard greens are all vegetables that were created from the same plant (wild mustard plant) by selectively breeding for certain modified traits like stem size and flower bud location

  2. Every part of a dandelion is edible. The leaves and buds can be eaten as greens, the flowers can be made into wine, and the roots can be roasted and ground to make "coffee."

  3. The Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew subsists on a diet roughly equivalent to 100% beer, drinking the fermented nectar of the flower buds of the bertam plant. This nectar can reach up to 3.8% alcohol content. Despite this, they don't appear to get drunk.

  4. A peanut grows underground, but peanuts are not attached to the roots of the plant. Peanut plants flower above ground; a budding ovary grows down to penetrate the soil and produce a peanut.

  5. Emu is an omnivore (eats both plants and animals). It likes to eat caterpillars, large insects, small lizards, rodents, flowers, seed, buds and shoots.

  6. Young flower stalks and flower buds of sea kale have broccoli-like flavor. They are prepared and consumed exactly the same like broccoli.

  7. Jerusalem artichoke is not true artichoke (true artichoke is actually immature flower bud), and it does not originate from Jerusalem. Name "Jerusalem artichoke" originates from misspelled Italian words used to describe this plant: girasole articiocco.

  8. Red-tailed monkey is an omnivore (it eats plants and meat). Its diet is mostly based on fruit. Other than that, it eats flowers, bud, leaves and insects.

  9. Titan arum blooms usually once every 2 to 7 years. Most plants produce 4 to 6 flowers in a lifetime. Flower bud appears on the forest floor and develops at incredible speed.

  10. Name "clove" originates from the Latin word "clavus" which means "nail". Name refers to the nail-like shape of the flower buds that are used as spice.

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Zinnia is known as "cut and come again flowers" because of the ability to produce new flower buds shortly after cutting the flowering stem above the leaves.

Seeds of common purslane are used for the preparation of herbal drink, flower buds as ingredient of salads, while stem is usually consumed in the form of stews.

Besides from the flower buds on the branches, Redbud tree produces flowers directly from the trunk. This phenomenon is known as cauliflory.

Flower buds of paracress have greasy taste. Shortly after consumption of the flower heads, person will experience strong tingling, numbing sensation and cooling effect in the oral cavity, followed with increased secretion of saliva. Entire experience is like an electroshock, which explains why this plant is also known as electric daisy.

Peony blooms from late spring to early summer. Flower buds produce large quantities of nectar which attracts ants. They (ants) play role in opening of the flower buds and provide protection against harmful insects. Flowers emit subtle, sweet fragrance which attracts wasps and flies, main pollinators of these plants. Peony is also able to perform self-pollination.

Sprouting seed, young leaves and unopened flower buds of salsify are also edible. Flowering buds of salsify have taste like asparagus.

Plants can be selectively bred to increase the THC content of the flowers, or buds.

Flower buds of paracress are used as ingredient of chewing tobacco in India.

Squirrel monkeys are omnivores. They eat different types of flowers, leaves, buds, nuts, insects, lizards and eggs.

Name "amaranth" is derived from a Greek word "amarantos" which means "everlasting" or "one that does not wither". Name refers to the flower buds of amaranth that retain vivid coloration even after drying.

Flower and leaves are edible, but leaves are more often in use. Leaves are rich in essential oils which are responsible for the specific flavor of the plant. When flowers appear on the plant, stem becomes rough and production of essential oils ceases. Because of that, people often remove flower buds to prolong lifespan and freshness of the leaves.

Capuchin monkeys are omnivores (eat both plants and animals). Majority of their diet consists of fruit, leaves, seeds, berries, flowers and buds. They also eat insects, spiders, oysters, birds, small mammals and eggs.

Grouse is an omnivore (it eats plants and meat). Young birds eat insects and rodents, while adults eat flowers, buds, shoots, seeds, berries, fruits and grass.

Each stem produces 9 to 12 flowering buds that grow on the short side branches. Flowers are fragrant. They last only 3 days. Iris blooms during the summer and attracts bees responsible for the pollination of flowers.

Vervet monkey is an omnivore (it eats both plants and meat). Its diet is based on leaves, buds, shoots, flowers, fruit, roots, insects, eggs, grubs and small birds.

The flowers, or buds, of cannabis plants with THC are used for medicinal and recreation purposes. Hash and hash oil, which have psychoactive effects, are derived from compounds of the cannabis plant.

Flowers, buds and pods are edible. Flowers and buds are harvested at the beginning of the spring, and pods at the beginning of summer. Flowers have sweet or slightly acidic taste. They can be used raw (in the form of salads) or pickled.

Aspen is important source of food for the forest animals. Beavers eat bark, twigs and leaves and use branches to build dams. Moose, elk and deer eat twigs and leaves, while rabbits, hares and muskrats consume bark of the tree. Songbirds eat seed, flower buds and fruit.

Immature flowers are edible part of artichoke. They develop from the flower buds that grow laterally from the main stem. Large flowerhead (inflorescence) consists of numerous individual florets.

Flower buds of caper have sour, tangy lemony taste. They are rich source of vitamins A, C, K, B3 and B2 and minerals such as iron, calcium and copper. 100g of flower buds contain only 23 calories.

Each flower bud produces up to 140 seeds, while each plant produces around 130 000 seeds. Seeds are released after bursting of the capsule. This process resembles explosion and leads to spreading of seeds 15 feet away from the mother plant.

Underground bulbs and young flower buds of mariposa lily were important part of diet of several tribes of Native Americans. Flower buds were consumed fresh, bulbs both fresh and thermally processed (boiled, roasted or baked).

Immature flowers buds are the most valuable part of caper. Washed, sun-dried immature flower buds preserved in vinegar, brine, olive oil or coarse sea salt are used as condiment. Smaller flower buds have better taste and they are more expensive than large, more strongly flavored flower buds.

Amaranth produces purple, red or golden flowers shaped like miniature grain-like buds.

Flower buds are harvested before they transform into flowers. Reddish-brown, sun-dried flower buds can be used ground or whole. Cloves are mostly used for the preparation of dishes made of fish, chicken and rice, soups, salad dressings and desserts. Eugenol (major ingredient of essential oils of cloves) is responsible for the sweet aroma of this plant.

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