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A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding.
After hiking in Oregon, a University of Oregon plant biologist suggests, people may want to brush off their shoes and comb through their dogs in an effort to curb the spread of an invasive grass that is expanding its range.
By RICHARD NUNNALLY Q. In late August I treated my lawn with Roundup to kill the crabgrass and wiregrass so I can plant fescue. It apparently did a good job because everything is turning straw brown.
The Barbel Palm (Acanthophoenix rubra) is a critically endangered species of palm native to Mauritius, Rodrigues, and La Reunion. It is also known as the Red Barbel Palm or Yellow Barbel Palm, Red Palm, Mascarene Islands Cabbage Palm and a variety of other names (French). It was first described as Areca rubra by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent in 1804. It was put into its own genus by German botanist Hermann Wendland in 1867. The Barbel Palm can reach a height of...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.