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Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep...

Chiricahua Leopard Frog Lithobates chiricahuensis
2014-10-29 12:41:14

The Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is located in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, open...

Asiatic Grass Frog Rana chensinensis
2014-10-29 12:37:54

The Asiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis), known also as the Chinese Brown Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in China, Mongolia, possibly North Korea, and possibly Russia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land,...

Gopher Frog Rana capito
2014-10-29 11:26:34

The Gopher Frog (Rana capito) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to the Southeastern United States. It mostly inhabits the threatened sand hill communities, flatwoods, and scrub in the Atlantic coastal plain where it is normally found near ponds. The two subspecies include the Carolina Gopher Frog (R. c. capito), and Florida Gopher Frog (R. c. aesopus). The...

Long-Legged Wood Frog Rana macrocnemis
2014-10-29 11:23:16

The Long-Legged Wood Frog (Rana macrocnemis), known also as the Caucasus Frog or the Uludag Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitats include boreal forests, temperate forests, temperate shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rivers and...

Dicentra
2014-10-29 11:06:18

Dicentra is a genus of 8 species of perennial herbaceous plants in the Fumariaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Bleeding heart. Dicentra plants have bisymmetric, heart-shaped flowers. The two outer petals are spurred at the base and curve backwards at the tip. The two inner petals are straight and connect at the tip. They contain four petals and two tiny sepals. The...

Dendromecon
2014-10-29 11:01:49

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 3 and 10 centimeters long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in...

Corydalis nobilis
2014-10-29 10:55:24

Corydalis nobilis, also known as Siberian corydalis, is a perennial plant from the family Papaveraceae. It was introduced to Europe by Linnaeus, who had sent for Lamprocapnos spectabilis but received the seeds of C. nobilis instead. C. nobilis bears its flower on a stem that may grow as tall as 50 centimeters. The stem of the plant is grows upright with pinnate leaves along the entire stem....

Bocconia frutescens
2014-10-29 10:52:44

Bocconia frutescens is a flowering plant species. The plant may also be referred to as the Plume poppy, the Tree poppy, the Tree celandine, Parrotweed, Sea oxeye daisy or the John Crow bush. This species is a poppy plant and belongs to the Papaveraceae family. B. frutescens is native to America, Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The plant is abundant in Hawaii where it causes many...

Papaver somniferum
2014-10-29 10:49:39

Papaver somniferum is commonly known as the Opium poppy. This is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is the only species of Papaveraceae that is grown on a large scale as an agricultural crop. P. somniferum has many subspecies and varieties. The colors of their flowers are widely varied. Other physical characteristics vary as well, such as the number and...

Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.