Outrageous Seeds

The insides of a seed carry the huge variety of genes necessary to make an oak tree or a prickly pear — or a marigold or lettuce. Here are some more extremes that seeds can go to.

Knapweed

Lots and Lots of Seeds

Speaking of coconuts, plants that produce huge seeds don't make very many of them because it takes a lot of work and resources to make each one. But plants that make tiny seeds can sometimes make a lot of them — like this common weed. One knapweed plant can produce more than 1,000 seeds.

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