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2008-04-01 12:05:00

Transportation and construction projects provide fertile ground for plants and spread animalsThe rapid growth of China's industrial and transportation infrastructure is helping to establish non-native species throughout that country and "setting the stage for potentially rampant environmental damage," according to an article in the April 2008 issue of BioScience. The article, by a Chinese-US team, describes how more than 400 alien plants and animals are now considered invasive in China,...


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2009-04-23 11:30:34

Bellis perennis is a well-known European species of Daisy, often deemed the archetypal species of that name. Many similar plants share the "Daisy" name, so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is often referred to as Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy, or occasionally English Daisy. Although the species has been widely naturalized in North and South America, it is native to western, central, and northern Europe. The Common Daisy is an herbaceous, dicot plant that grows close to the...

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2005-07-13 08:34:53

The family Asteraceae or, alternatively, family Compositae, known as the aster, daisy or sunflower family, is a taxon of dicotyledonous flowering plants. The family name is derived from the genus Aster and refers to the star-shaped flower head of its members, typified well by the daisy. The Asteraceae is the second largest family in the division Magnoliophyta, with some 1,100 genera and over 20,000 recognized species. Only the orchid family (Orchidaceae) is larger, with about 25,000 described...

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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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2005-06-01 21:03:55

The fall-blooming heath aster grows in dry, open prairie habitats commonly used when restoring native prairie habitat. The genus Aster includes some 600 species of widely distributed flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Aster comes from Greek word for "star", and refers to the shape of the flower head. Many of the species are popular garden plants because of their showy flower heads. The flowers of the Sea Aster (A. tripolium) are eaten by the larvae of the Wormwood Pug moth. The...

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