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2014-11-10 23:04:08

Results of a recently published study offer land managers another option in fighting cogongrass, the seventh most troublesome weed worldwide.

2014-08-27 23:14:26

Norway Gardens in Monticello Indiana is hosting Hydrangea Days August 29 - 31.

2014-07-17 08:28:22

A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION IDENTIFIES THREE POTENTIAL PATHWAYS BY WHICH DRIED PLUMS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BONE HEALTH SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2014-05-28 23:05:56

A new Small Membership Advisory Community launched by Wild Apricot is designed to help participants share helpful ideas and best practices for small associations, clubs and non-profits.

2011-11-18 02:35:24

In peach trees, as in other plants, the energy used to create carbohydrates that support growth and development comes from solar radiation through the process of photosynthesis.

2011-03-11 07:10:00

ATLANTA, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peach New Media announces a new strategic partnership with Omnipress, provider of Conference 2.0(TM) Event Communities and creator/host of the popular Engage365 community.

2010-04-27 18:51:14

Two new compact oakleaf hydrangea cultivars ideal for small gardens have been released by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

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2009-04-14 07:25:00

When your great grandmother used to sneak a sip of elderberry wine “to fight off the flu,” she may have just been keeping with the medical wisdom passed down for hundreds of generations from the ancients.


Latest Flora of China Reference Libraries

European Barberry, Berberis vulgaris
2014-01-12 06:53:32

Berberis is a genus of plant with about 500 species. They are largely evergreen shrubs that measure 3 to 18 feet tall. Several species have become popular garden shrubs, known for features such as its ornamental leaves. Berberis is characterized by dimorphic (having separate male and female) shoots. The long shoots form the structure of the plant while the smaller short shoots measure just .04 to .08 inches long. The leaves on its long shoots have three-spined thorns. From the bud of each...

Silver vine, Actinidia polygama
2014-01-05 10:47:29

Actinidia polygama is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Silver vine or Cat powder. The plant belongs to the Actinidiaceae family. A. polygama can be found naturally growing in Japan and China. Actinidia polygama vines grow between 16 and 19 feet. Its leaves grow between 2.3 and 5.1 inches long. The species’ leaves appear silver and white in coloration, however during the flowering season its leaves are bright green. A. polygama plants will...

Variegated kiwi vine, Actinidia kolomikta
2014-01-04 15:22:59

Actinidia kolomikta is a very hardy, flowering vine species. The species belongs to the Actinidiaceae family and may also be referred to commonly as the Variegated kiwi vine. A. kolomikta can be found in Russia, Korea, Japan and China. Actinidia kolomikta vines are fast-growing and reach between 26 and 33 feet. The plant produces fragrant, white flowers that can be seen blooming in early summer. After flowering the plant produces long, edible kiwifruits in the early fall months.  Its...

Fuzzy Kiwifruit, Actinidia deliciosa
2014-01-04 15:04:48

Actinidia deliciosa is a fruiting vine species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Fuzzy kiwifruit or Mangueyo. A. deliciosa is a member of the Actinidiaceae family and can be found in growing naturally in southern China. A. deliciosa is technically a climbing shrub or twining vine. The plant reaches measurements of 30 feet. Its leaves measure between 2.9 and 4.9 inches long and oval or circular in shape. As leaves age, it is common to lose its layer of red hairs that...

Hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits are edible and don’t require peeling. Its fruit is typically the size of a berry or grape and it...

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abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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