Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower

While you may know broccoli as the vegetable that your children despise eating, it actually doubles as both a vegetable and a flower. Coming from the Brassicaceae family, which is a flower family in which both the flowers and stems can be eaten, broccoli officially falls under the flower category. The stalk of broccoli is the stem of the flower, and all of the small green specks are actually unopened flower buds. If you left broccoli long enough, many of those buds would open into small flowers!