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2014-09-05 16:22:06

Company celebrates 10-year anniversary with book benefitting Missouri Botanical Garden ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essence Healthcare, a locally owned and operated Medicare health plan, is celebrating 10 years of serving the local community in a unique way. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143493 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143492 "We wanted our 10-year celebration to be really specific to our members and our city," said...

2014-08-20 12:21:23

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will hold a Symposium and Dinner Tuesday, October 7(th) in Washington, DC. Celebrating the 50(th) anniversary of NTBG's Congressional Charter, leading experts in preserving plant species, the impact of global changes...

2014-08-01 23:01:54

The Board of Directors of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced the appointment of Patricia Harrison as interim executive director of the Institute. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 The Board of Directors of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced the appointment of Patricia Harrison as interim executive director of the Institute. In this capacity, Ms. Harrison will assume the day-to-day leadership role while the board conducts a...

2014-07-08 23:13:59

The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed a $100,000 investment to the Denver Botanic Gardens that will fund the installation of photovoltaic panels on the newly developed Science Pyramid. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed a $100,000 investment to the Denver Botanic Gardens that will fund the installation of photovoltaic panels on the newly developed Science Pyramid. This grant is a continuation of the foundation’s ongoing support to the...

Surprising Spread Of Spring Leaf-out Times: Study
2014-06-19 03:54:51

Richard Primack, Boston University Medical Center Observing 1,600 species at 8 botanical gardens globally should impact climate-change models Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all "leaf out" at about the same time each spring, a new study organized by a Boston University biologist found a surprisingly wide span of as much as three months in leaf-out times. Significantly, observations the past two springs of 1,597 woody plants in...

2014-06-06 23:04:43

Twenty Years of Service Have Produced an International Research and Education Institute Known and Respected Around the World Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced that S. H. Sohmer, Ph.D., FLS, BRIT’s president and CEO, will retire on July 31, 2014. Mrs. Patricia Harrison, BRIT’s vice president and director of education, will serve as interim director during the search for Dr. Sohmer’s successor. “Sy has served as our...

2014-05-12 20:22:35

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Botanical Garden's exhibition Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them explores the burgeoning age of gardening in the early 20th century and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture and design and garden photography. Opening on May 17 and running through September 7, 2014, the multifaceted exhibition examines how the work of...

2014-04-22 16:27:59

RBG is asking the public to share their memories of its historic garden BURLINGTON, ON, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) today, made public its official designs for their soon-to-be rejuvenated Rock Garden - RBG's signature garden that is scheduled to re-open in the spring of 2015. The $20 million dollar project aims to transform the Rock Garden into a year-round tourist destination and corporate facility, resulting in economic growth to the Golden Horseshoe...

2014-02-18 16:26:24

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes Gordon M. Cragg, PhD, of Bethesda, Maryland, as the recipient of the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award for 2013. Dr. Cragg is a former research director of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he was involved in the NCI's search for new cancer medicines from plants and other natural sources. ABC presents this award each year to a person who or...


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Botanical Gardens
2013-08-21 07:08:30

Botanical Gardens are gardens used for educational purposes along with the study of botany. The gardens contain a variety of plants with each plant labeled with its botanical name. The gardens can be themed gardens containing a collection of like plants such as cacti, orchids, roses or herbs. Gardens may also specialize in certain plants from all over the world including the tropics and the alpines, utilizing greenhouses and shadehouses where needed. Botanical gardens are usually open to the...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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