This Thursday we took the time to go and explore La Grande Serre (the great greenhouse) and La Galerie Botanique (botanical gallery) in Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
I learnt that seeds have not always existed ! They appeared in the Permian era 300 millions years ago when Coniferous (conifères) appeared. They were the first trees to wear these particular reproductive organs.
In Paris we are lucky to have this Jardin des Plantes, the first greenhouses were built in the 18th century ! It is also the location of the greatest herbarium in Europe and the greatest seed bank in France.
Crazy fact : Did you know that lotus seeds can wait 1300 years before germinate ? I hope I can see some in India !