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Bananas are an herb that grows on a tropical plant. A banana is not a true fruit, however, because it contains no seeds. It is botanically classified as an herb because of the non-woody stem. It produces flowers, but they are sterile also. The plant only has a one year growing span.

Bananas probably originated in Malaysia, then into India around the 5th or 6th century BC. In Buddhism, the banana is the symbol of futility of earthly possessions. The banana is also one of the supposed forbidden fruit of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

The banana tree produces a purplish flower. This flower grows into a bunch.