Interconnected

According to Plant Power at the London Natural History Museum, these 18 plants each played a part in human development:

  • Sugar
  • Cinchona (it enabled colonialism)
  • Lichen
  • Rose
  • Potato
  • Papyrus
  • Grape
  • Tea
  • Rubber
  • Gourd (music)
  • Coal
  • Mulberry
  • Poppy
  • Wheat
  • Yam (the contraceptive pill)
  • Oak
  • Cotton (slavery)
  • Algae

The museum has articles and videos on plants and fungi.