10 most difficult botany riddles A list of ten (out of 34) botany related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Botany quiz Who was the first to create a zoo and botanical garden for scientific study?Aristotle. Throughout his conquests of Asia, Alexander the Great collected many plant and animal specimens for Aristotle’s research. This allowed Aristotle to develop in Athens the first zoo and botanical garden in existence.very hard 28% AristotleAristotle28%GalileoGalileo10%Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus31%Charles DarwinCharles Darwin29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3442 answers in 4 languages »science riddles » Where is saffron crocus most abundant in the wild?Nowhere. The saffron crocus is a triploid that is incapable of independent sexual reproduction — all propagation is via manual "divide-and-set" of a starter clone. It may have emerged via plant breeding in late Bronze-Age Crete.very hard 32% Northern EuropeNorthern Europe25%Middle EastMiddle East35%AfricaAfrica7%nowherenowhere32%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 3971 answers in 2 languages »flowers riddles » How deep is the root system of a giant sequoia?4 meters (13 feet). The sequoias root system is wide spreading, but shallow. There is no taproot. A mature sequoia's roots can occupy over 1 acre of earth and contain over 90,000 cubic feet of soil. very hard 32% 4 meters (13 feet)4 meters (13 feet)32%20 meters (60 feet)20 meters (60 feet)15%40 meters (130 feet)40 meters (130 feet)23%80 meters (260 feet)80 meters (260 feet)27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6104 answers in 4 languages »trees riddles » This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. How is it called in southeast Brazil, where it occurs in the wild?Flor de Maio (May flower). In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern Hemisphere.very hard 35% Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)27%Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)Flor de Dezembro (December flowe)21%Flor de Maio (May flower)Flor de Maio (May flower)35%Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)Flor de Papai Noel (Santa Flower)15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9993 answers in 2 languages »geography of Brazil riddles » What is a Curaçao liqueur flavored with?Orange peel. Curaçao is made of dried peel of Laraha (Citrus aurantium currassuviencis), a citrus too bitter to be edible. The beverage and the plant come from Dutch Curaçao island by the coasts of Venezuela. Feral Laraha evolved from domesticated Seville orange brought to the island by Spanish settlers. Its peel is also used in medicine to treat stomach.hard 41% raspberryraspberry2%orange peelorange peel41%key lime and herbskey lime and herbs36%almondsalmonds20%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 2546 answers in 2 languages »drinks riddles » This kind of tilted forest is a common sight in subarctic taiga. What is this phenomenon caused by?The soil. The permafrost prevents trees from developing deep root system. Climate variations or forest fires can thaw the upper extents of the permafrost, creating a ground slump called thermokarst.hard 45% the soilthe soil45%meteoritemeteorite9%low sun positionlow sun position18%the windthe wind26%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10290 answers in 4 languages »soil riddles » Which non-coniferous trees are the tallest in the world?Eucalypts. Eucalyptus regnans, the Australian mountain ash, is the tallest of all flowering plants. Today, the tallest measured specimen named Centurion is 99.6 m (327 ft) tall (taller than the highest giant sequoia). Six other eucalypt species exceed 80 metres in height.hard 46% oaksoaks4%populuspopulus15%baobabsbaobabs33%eucalyptseucalypts46%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8541 answers in 4 languages »plants riddles » How is the soilless cultivation of plants called?Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel.hard 51% hydrologyhydrology9%hydroculturehydroculture19%hydroponicshydroponics51%hydrofarminghydrofarming19%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 10678 answers in 2 languages »crops riddles » What kind of plantation is that?Asparagus. Hilling, earthing up or ridging is the technique of piling soil up around the base of a plant, which buries the normally above-ground part of the plant. Hilling promotes the desired growth of asparagus, it also prevents the production of chlorophyl, which keeps asparagus pale and delicate.hard 52% potatopotato18%gingerginger22%asparagusasparagus52%sugar beetsugar beet5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5883 answers in 2 languages »agriculture riddles » Which country has the largest forested area? (by total size)Russia is by far the largest country in the world, and 45% of its area is forested. That gives almost twice as large forested area as in Brazil.hard 56% BrazilBrazil16%CanadaCanada22%RussiaRussia56%CongoCongo4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19247 answers in 2 languages »geography of Russia riddles » Play botany quiz and see all the questions.