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2013-11-26 14:25:32

Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have been working on developing new varieties of chamomile that can be cultivated as a medicinal plant. The researchers have been trying to identify varieties that will bloom longer and make its cultivation easier. Their methods and results have recently been published in the scientific press. Chamomile is a medicinal plant used mainly in the...

2012-02-02 08:52:00

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson has distributed 225 MP3-enabled Lifeplayer radios to remote farm communities in northern Rwanda. SC Johnson is the first to use this new technology in an educational project to support pyrethrum (py) farmers. Initially, the project will benefit more than 5,000 py farmers, which is approximately 60 percent of the total number of py farmers in Rwanda, by sharing farming news, market trends and wellness information. To help...

2011-10-06 16:08:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The intricate art of kiku (Japanese for "chrysanthemum") is back at The New York Botanical Garden, now through October 30, 2011. The awe-inspiring chrysanthemum sculptures have just been installed in the culmination of the Garden's new exhibition Fall Flowers of Japan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111006/NY82359) The continually evolving flower show in the Garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory highlights the incredible diversity of...

2011-03-02 19:56:52

Those who enjoy the caffeinated lift that comes from drinking traditional coffees and teas may tend to overlook the benefits of drinking herbal infusions. Now, as explained in this month's issue of Agricultural Research magazine, the idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientists in Boston, Mass., have looked into the science-based evidence of health benefits from drinking three of the most...

2010-11-08 09:46:00

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Longwood Gardens, one of America's most beloved gardens in the heart of Pennsylvania's historic Brandywine Valley, has just unveiled the largest chrysanthemum ever grown in North America -- a single plant with 991 blooms measuring more than 11 feet in diameter. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/longwoodgardens/47011/ (Photo:...

2009-06-02 16:16:00

RUHENGERI, Rwanda, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it is initiating a partnership with a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project starting this June to benefit thousands of Rwanda pyrethrum farmers by helping them enhance the collection, drying and transportation of higher-quality pyrethrum flowers. The 28-month long project endeavors to enable farmers to increase their families' income through enhanced production, as well as result in an increased...

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2009-04-14 07:25:00

When your great grandmother used to sneak a sip of elderberry wine "to fight off the flu," she may have just been keeping with the medical wisdom passed down for hundreds of generations from the ancients. Experts say that new research shows that the ancient Egyptians used a variety of medicinal herbs in their wines as far back as 3150 B.C.  A group of researchers from the Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology led by Patrick E. McGovern has examined the chemical composition of 5,000 year-old...


Latest Anthemideae Reference Libraries

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2005-07-12 18:53:31

The chrysanthemum (more commonly known as the mum) is a flowering perennial plant of the genus Chrysanthemum in the daisy family (Asteraceae). The genus has been split into several genera, such as Dendranthema, Leucanthemum and Tanacetum. But there is a growing consensus to merge back Dendranthema into Chrysanthemum. Historically, chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BCE. An ancient Chinese city was named Chu-Hsien, meaning...

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2005-07-12 18:30:59

The English daisy (Bellis perennis) is a wild-growing flower with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon shaped evergreen leaves. It is not destroyed by mowing and is therefore often considered a weed on lawns in western Europe. The outer florets are white (in cultivars) to light pink and the small fertile central florets are golden yellow. It is thought that the name "daisy" is a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. The true...

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