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2014-03-26 23:02:52

The Grounds Guys have ways to walk away “alive” using plants and other natural foliage to avoid being made a zombie. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 From the hit television show “The Walking Dead” to the popular online game Plants vs. Zombies, now, more than ever, it is time to be prepared to survive the zombie apocalypse. Overall, surviving a zombie apocalypse may sound tough, but The Grounds Guys have ways to walk away “alive” using plants and other natural foliage to...

2014-03-26 23:00:55

With Easter approaching, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota wants to remind pet owners not to bring home Easter lilies if they have a cat. Oakdale, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota wants to remind pet owners everywhere not to bring home Easter lilies if they have a cat. Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota understands the importance and significance of an Easter lily, but Easter lilies have been found to be...

Photosynthesis Measurements From Space
2014-03-25 10:22:18

Carnegie Institution Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth. But the photosynthetic activity of various regions is changing due to human interaction with the environment, including climate change, which makes large-scale studies of photosynthetic activity of interest. New research from a...

2014-03-24 23:03:30

BothBest is a leading provider of bamboo flooring from China, offering a range of solid, engineered, strand woven bamboo floorings and more. Today, the company announces its special offer on its bamboo flooring products, up to 32% off. (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 BothBest is a leading provider of bamboo flooring from China, offering a range of solid, engineered, strand woven bamboo flooring and more. Today, the company announces its special offer on its bamboo flooring products, up to 32%...

fern fossil
2014-03-24 07:26:02

Lund University Researchers from Lund University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have made a unique discovery in a well-preserved fern that lived 180 million years ago. Both undestroyed cell nuclei and individual chromosomes have been found in the plant fossil, thanks to its sudden burial in a volcanic eruption. The well-preserved fossil of a fern from the southern Swedish county of Skåne is now attracting attention in the research community. The plant lived around 180...

2014-03-21 20:20:53

' has a host of unforgettable characters keeping you on the seat of your pants. NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In 'Losing Plum Blossom' a compelling novel of love, intrigue and war in the Far East, by Eleanor Morris Wu, published by BookBaby, Clarissa, a Vietnam war widow from Kansas travels to Taiwan the last place her husband was deployed before he was shot down over China. Depressed and lonely, Clarissa falls madly in love with the charismatic half Taiwanese,...

2014-03-20 23:33:56

Today, BothBest, a leading bamboo veneer manufacturer from China, held a seminar on how to improve product quality by explaining some typical defects in the manufacturing process. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Today, China bamboo veneer manufacturer BothBest, a professional company offering a wide range of bamboo products, held a seminar on how to improve product quality by explaining some typical defects in the manufacturing process. According to the senior engineer of the company, bamboo...

2014-03-20 23:31:34

New Garden Superstars will instantly transform any patio or backyard. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In view of the harsh winter this year, most people are experiencing a serious case of spring fever. To get a jump on warmer weather, Garden Media Group is releasing its much anticipated list of Garden Superstars for Spring. This year’s list includes top-performing plants and flowers, stunning garden décor and innovative pest control solutions. Susan McCoy, gardening expert...

Excessive Deer Populations Suppress Native Plant Biodiversity
2014-03-20 16:25:13

University of Miami Researchers from the University of Miami and University of Pittsburgh conclude that excess deer facilitate population explosion of exotic plants, while suppressing populations of native plants Too much garlic mustard growing in the forests of Pennsylvania? Actually, the problem may be too many deer. A new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that an overpopulation of deer is the primary reason garlic mustard is...

2014-03-19 23:32:43

Four Hollywood style films honor flower breeders worldwide. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To honor the contributions of flower breeders worldwide, Suntory Flowers is launching an exciting new film series that captures the passion, dedication, and even danger behind plant breeding. Distilling decades of epic plant exploration stories, the four Hollywood style short films bring to the small screen the drama of plant exploration in just a few minutes. As adventurous explorers seeking...


Latest Botany Reference Libraries

Tenasserim Pine, Pinus latteri
2014-04-18 08:32:01

Tenasserim pine (Pinus latteri) is an evergreen that is native to Mainland Southeast Asia. This tree grows in the mountains of southeastern Burma, northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as on the island of Hainan in China. This tree was named after the Tenasserim Hills located between Myanmar and Thailand. The Tenasserim pine generally grows at altitudes of 1312-3281 feet with some growing lower around 328 feet and some growing as high as 3937 feet. This tree is considered...

Sumatran Pine, Pinus merkusii
2014-04-17 13:47:45

Sumatran pine (pinus merkusii) is an evergreen native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Indonesia and in the mountains of northern Sumatra. Stands of Sumatran pine can also be found in Mount Kerinci and Mount Talang in central Sumatra, on Mindoro in the Philippines, and in western Luzon in the Zambales mountains. The Sumatra pine is the only species of the Pinaceae family growing south of the equator. The Sumatra pine grows primarily at altitudes of 1,300-4,900 feet but can grow as low as...

Spruce Pine, Pinus glabra
2014-04-17 13:33:21

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra) grows along the coastline of the southern United States, from South Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. The Spruce pine rarely grows in pure stands, most often it is found inter dispersed among mixed hardwoods. This pine grows best in damp acidic soil, swamp to river, as well as in shady areas. The pine grows best in the hot and humid weather found in the southern hemisphere as well as tolerating mild winters. This pine also goes by the names cedar pine,...

Scots Pine
2014-04-14 10:50:20

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only native pine to Europe and Asia and was introduced in New Zealand and the colder climates of North America. The Scots pine grows at sea level to 3281 feet in the northern regions and 3937-8530 feet in the south. The Scots pine grows to heights of 114 feet with a trunk that is just over three feet through. The bark is thick and dark grey-brown on the lower trunk with the upper trunk having bark that is thin and orange. The trunk is long and straight...

Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra
2014-02-26 10:11:45

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), also known as the European Black Pine, grows in southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the Crimea, in Asia Minor and on Corsica/Cyprus. This pine can also be found in North Africa in the high mountains. The Austrian pine grows from sea level up to 6,600 feet and is most prevalent at the 820 – 5,200 foot level. This tree is considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand. The Austrian pine is an evergreen growing 66-180 feet tall growing as much as...

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