9/18 Did You Know?

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  1. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    The peanut in a vegetable and a member of the pea family.
     
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  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    "Goober peas"! :D
     
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  3. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Huey Rider: Sir; another learning moment :)

    https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warmstrong/ecoph8b.htm

    The Peanut: Amazing Geocarpic Legume © W.P. Armstrong updated 2 January 2020 The legume family (Fabaceae) is the third largest family of flowering plants with more than 18,000 described species. It is surpassed in size only by the orchid family (Orchidaceae) with about 20,000 species and the sunflower family (Asteraceae) with about 24,000 species. The family includes herbs, shrubs, trees and vines distributed throughout the world, especially the tropical rain forest. The fruit is technically called a legume or pod. It is composed of a single seed-bearing carpel that splits open along two seams. Legume fruits come in an enormous variety of shapes and sizes, including indehiscent pods that do not split open. Of all the legumes, the peanut is especially fascinating because it develops below the ground, a process known as geocarpy.
     
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  4. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

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    Sorry couldn't help that one.
     
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  5. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  6. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    I always liked The Kingston Trio! :cool:
     
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  7. mitchr

    mitchr G&G Evangelist

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    My wife would say the peanuts are the bad side of the family, since she's allergic to them.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor