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Two New Species Of Desert Poppy Found In California And Arizona
2014-03-11 13:31:36

Pensoft Publishers Who said that there is only sand in the deserts? Not quite desert roses, two new species of desert poppies from North America prove such statements wrong with their simple beauty. The newly described plants are found in the deserts of California and Arizona and have a vibrant yellow colored inflorescences, typical for all the desert dwellers from the Eschscholzia genus of the poppy family. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Most commonly...

bats and light pollution
2014-03-11 10:22:41

Wiley These new findings were reported by scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin (IZW). The study – published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology – is the first to show that seed-dispersing bats avoid feeding in light-polluted areas. Working in Costa Rica with Sowell's short-tailed bats (Carollia sowelli), Daniel Lewanzik from the IZW gave the bats a simple choice. He divided a flight cage into two compartments....

2014-03-06 23:26:30

Former Clif Bar & Company Brand Director joins the natural beverage company as demand rises and growth continues. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Zola®, maker of top-selling Coconut Waters and Açaí Juices in the United States, today announced the appointment of Rosa Compean, as the Vice President of Marketing, to its executive team. Compean is responsible for marketing and product strategy, consumer marketing programs, public relations and digital media. The...

Discarded Hop Leaves Have Substances That Could Fight Dental Diseases
2014-03-06 10:58:15

American Chemical Society Beer drinkers know that hops are what gives the drink its bitterness and aroma. Recently, scientists reported that the part of hops that isn't used for making beer contains healthful antioxidants and could be used to battle cavities and gum disease. In a new study in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they say that they've identified some of the substances that could be responsible for these healthful effects. Yoshihisa Tanaka and colleagues note...

2014-03-05 20:20:27

Tree Care Company Joins Other Sustained-Growth Companies on Elite List HAYWARD, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has been named to Inc. Magazine's 'Build 100' list, a group of U.S. businesses who have managed to maintain consistent growth and increased headcount for five consecutive years. Inc. Magazine began the Build 100 project by collecting data on more than 100,000 U.S. midmarket...

2014-03-05 12:22:08

WARMINSTER, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While multiple winter storms continue to cause widespread disruption across the nation, garden experts at Burpee, one of America's oldest seed and plant companies, predict a silver lining. George Ball, Burpee's chairman, suggests that by providing much needed moisture for springtime plantings, and insulating perennial plants that are dormant in winter, the record snowfall will be a blessing in disguise for home gardeners. Winter storm...

2014-03-04 12:28:05

DUBLIN, Mar. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r6qp6r/aloe_vera_cas ) has announced the addition of the "Aloe Vera (CAS 8001-97-6) Market Research Report 2013" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Aloe Vera (CAS 8001-97-6) Market Research Report 2013 presents comprehensive data on aloe vera markets globally and regionally (Europe, Asia, North America etc.) The Aloe Vera (CAS 8001-97-6)...

2014-03-03 08:24:18

Organizations are encouraged to apply for one of several $20,000 and $10,000 grants RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeds of Change®, maker of organically grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is announcing the return of its annual Seeds of Change® Grant Program. Now through March 31, local schools, food and nutrition education programs and garden- or farm-related organizations can apply for funding to support new or existing sustainable initiatives....

2014-03-02 23:00:41

Website dedicated to better health and living explores Aloe drink benefits in brand new report. (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 Aloe Vera drinks have begun to flood shelves in grocery and health food stores across the country in recent years. Many websites and publications claim these juices offer the drinker significant health benefits and a better quality of life. Aloe drink benefits are also disputed by some in the scientific community. Now, a website dedicated to healthier living is exploring...

2014-03-01 23:03:19

Shane Michaels releases a review of Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser, an all-natural, organic face cleanser created by Annmarie Gianni Skin Care. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser, one of several products in the complete Annmarie Gianni Skin Care line, created from all-natural, organic, and hand-blended ingredients has caught the attention of Michaels, prompting and investigative review. “So many people struggle to find the right facial cleanser for their unique...


Latest Botany Reference Libraries

Gregg’s Pine, Pinus greggii
2014-04-22 13:05:16

Gregg’s pine (Pinus greggii) is native to eastern Mexico. The name is derived from a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg (1806-1850). This pine is closely related to the Patula pine with the difference being in the length of the needles and the bark of the tree. The Gregg’s pine grows at altitudes between 4265 – 8530 feet in the highlands region while in the northern part of its region it grows at altitudes of...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

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,...

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