I have to do a questionnaire about the curiosities of the plant world. What could represent a curiosity? Please, give examples.

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Lorraine Caplan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As far as I am concerned, the entire plant world is curious and fascinating, but there are some plant forms that are particularly interesting.  One example is Spanish moss, which is an epiphytic plant, getting all it needs from the air. There are others like this; the staghorn fern is epiphytic as well.  Another intriguing plant is the Venus Flytrap, which lures insects to their deaths. Most people, when they think of plants, think of plants that grow in the ground and depend on the nutrients in the ground for sustenance. But there are many plant forms that are not like this, and you should be able to get a good paper out of one of the more unusual forms.  As far as I am concerned, the entire plant world is curious and fascinating, but there are some plant forms that are particularly interesting.  One example is Spanish moss, which is an epiphytic plant, getting all it needs from the air. There are others like this; the staghorn fern is epiphtic as well.  Another intriguing plant is the Venus Flytrap, which lures insects to their deaths. Most people, when they think of plants, think of plants that grow in the ground and depend on the nutrients in the ground for sustenance. 

I hope this helps. Good luck!  

jrparks | Student

I would start with plants in your area.  The Native Americans used plants exclusively to live, build shelters, and to cure diseases. 

The bark from a Willow Tree - Pain Reliever known as Aspirin

Blood Root - A spring flowering plant that they used to remove warts and other skin deformities

Sasafras Tree - The Native Americans would boil the leaves to create a medicine that treated everything from belly aches to the commom cold.

And the list goes on.....