Plants are unique organisms. They can produce sugars just from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. This ability to directly synthesize their own food has enabled plants to successfully colonise, adapt to, and diversify within almost every niche on the planet. Biologists estimate the total number of plant species to be about 250,000. Plants are the primary producers of biomass providing animals and humankind with food, feed, fiber, medicine, chemicals, energy, purified air and an enjoyable landscape.

Now the fascinating world of plants will be in the spotlight: to highlight the importance of plants and plant sciences, the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO www.epsoweb.org), invites you to celebrate the fifth Fascination of Plants Day on and around May 18th 2019. For this purpose, scientific institutions, universities, botanical gardens and museums, together with schools, farmers and companies will offer a variety of plant-based interactive events and activities for all interested people from toddlers to grandparents.

So, join us to celebrate the Fascinations of Plants on 18th Mary 2019!

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