Defending God's Truth

10 Evidences of Complex Design in Plants

1. Plant Photosynthesis

Through photosynthesis, plants convert energy from sunlight into food stored as carbohydrates. Plants also provide the oxygen humans and animals breathe, because plants use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and release oxygen into the atmosphere.

2. Sunflowers

A sunflower looks like one large flower, but each head is composed of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets, which ripen to become the seeds. This is the case for all plants in the sunflower family, including daisies, yarrow, goldenrod, asters, coreopsis, and bachelor's buttons.

3. Strawberry Seeds

The average strawberry has 200 seeds. It's the only fruit that bears its seeds on the outside.

4. The Venus Flytrap

Some plants are carnivores, gaining nutrients by eating various small insects and spiders. A well-known example of a carnivorous plant is the Venus Flytrap.

5. The Pitcher Plant

The pitcher plant is also a carnivorous plant. They get their nutrition from insects they "catch," after converting them into a form they can digest or absorb.

6. Grass Distress Call

The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a plant distress call.

7. Other Plants Call For Help Also

When some plants are being eaten by caterpillars, they send chemical signals to parasitic wasps who swarm and attack the caterpillars.

8. Figs

Figs are not always considered vegan. When pollinated by a fig-wasp, the fig’s inward facing flowers trap the wasp, and the corpse is digested by enzymes in the fig.

9. Oxygen From Trees

In one year, the average tree gives off enough oxygen to allow four people to breathe for a year. You breathe 6 liters of air per minute. One tree can filter up to 27 kg of pollutants from the air each year.

10. Trees and Nutrition

Trees get about 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, etc), and only about 10% from the soil.