FACT: Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants at 1 inch per 40 minutes or 1 mm every 90 seconds.
Sedge SpeciesCarex spp.
Fact: Sedges can be confused with grasses, but are found in wet areas and have three-sided stems: remember “Sedges have edges”.
Grass SpeciesPoaceae spp.
Fact: There are > 100 grass species in the boreal forest, many of which have been introduced from Europe and are considered invasive weeds.
Geonoma schottianaArecaceae geonoma schottiana
FACT: Specimens of this plant were collected by Darwin at Bahia (Salvador) in March 1832.
Fact: Duckweed is an important high protein food source for waterfowl. As it contains more protein than soybeans, it is often cited as a potential human food source.
Yellow IrisIris pseudacorus
Fact: This plant has been used as a form of water treatment since it has the ability to take up heavy metals through its roots.