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2014-06-19 23:10:44

The “ABCs of Healthy Berries” marketing campaign links Aronia berries with health icons blueberries and cranberries. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Blueberries and cranberries have long been the go-to berries for developers of health-focused food and beverage products. Now, along comes Aronia–the flavonoid-rich berry native to America and phenomenally popular in Europe. Aronia is about to make a bold marketing move into the health ingredient arena. Aronia, Blueberries,...

2014-05-21 23:04:18

Artemis International taps agency to excite the market about Aronia berries: a superfruit prized by Europeans that grows virtually unnoticed, right here in America. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Everyone knows that blueberries are high in antioxidant capacity. In fact, it made them famous as a superfruit around the world. But did you know that Aronia berries are three times higher? Aronia? Chances are you’ve never heard of these super dark berries–but that’s about to change....

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...

2014-03-18 23:27:38

Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Wake Forest, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North...

2013-10-01 23:29:30

With conflicting research, scientists should proceed with caution, says Water Researcher and Advocate Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 In 2010, a Scientific American article by Michael Tennesen reported that recent declines in coastal fog could endanger California’s beloved coastal redwoods, including the world’s tallest tree (Dec. 9; “Fog that Nourishes California Redwoods Is Declining”). In 2013, a Los Angeles Times article by Bettina Boxall reported that...

2013-09-25 23:34:39

The cooler days of fall do not mean one can let their guard down with poison ivy, oak or sumac. Community pharmacists can provide helpful information for plant identification, prevention and treatment should someone tangle with these plants. Mountain Brook AL (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 As the dog days of summer pass, many are looking forward to the arrival of cool crisp fall days. One of the early signs of fall is the turning of poison ivy leaves from green to yellow, then to bright red....

Climate Change Threatens Survival Of Forests On Drier, Low-elevation Sites
2013-06-28 10:10:53

Oregon State University Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests. Researchers from Oregon State University concluded that moisture stress is a key limitation for conifer regeneration following stand-replacing wildfire, which will likely...

Beautiful Chinese Passion Flower Is Critically Endangered
2013-06-12 12:02:17

Pensoft Publishers Passiflora is a genus of beautiful plants commonly known as the passion flowers or passion vines. The most famous representative of this group is the passion fruit, favorite to many. Passiflora contains around 530 species with native ranges throughout the southern United States and Mexico as well as Central and South America. In addition, there are 24 species of Passiflora endemic to the Old World. In China, the native Passiflora exhibit high levels of endemism, seldomly...

2013-04-12 23:04:47

MyLocalWholesaler.com the premium online directory of American Wholesalers and American Manufacturers is proud to announce the addition of maple syrup to its directory service. (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 MyLocalWholesaler.com the premium online directory of American Wholesalers and American Manufacturers is proud to announce the addition of maple syrup to its directory service. Although maple producers from around the world can be found on MyLocalWholesaler.com, it is the website´s number...


Latest Flora of North America Reference Libraries

Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata
2014-04-27 08:44:45

Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) is native to the Central coast of California and Mexico primarily the Guadalupe and Cedros Islands. The Monterey pine is planted extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya, and South Africa. The Monterey pine is closely related to the Bishop and Knobcone pine. The Monterey pine is a short to medium tree growing from 49-98 feet tall with some growing to 200 feet tall in perfect growing conditions. The crown is rounded with...

Knobcone Pine Cone, Pinus attenuata
2014-04-27 07:44:40

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline. This tree grows in shallow rocky infertile soil. The knobcone pine is a relatively short lived tree living 75-100 years. The Knobcone pine grows at sea level up to 5500 feet in elevation and is a short to medium tree growing to heights of 26-79 feet with a...

Jeffrey Pine, Pinus jeffreyi
2014-04-27 07:31:31

Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) grows in California, Nevada, and Oregon. This tree is named after botanist document, John Jeffrey. This tree is also known as the black pine. The Jeffrey pine is often confused with the Ponderosa pine. Jeffrey pine grows in high altitudes of 4900-6900 feet in the northern part of its region and 5900-9500 feet in the southern range. The trees grow primarily from southwest Oregon, through much of California, south to the northern border of Mexico. The range of...

Hartweg’s Pine, Pinus hartwegii
2014-04-22 13:27:36

Hartweg’s pine (Pinus hartwegii) is found growing in the mountains of  Mexico and Central America east to Honduras. This tree was discovered and named in 1838 by Karl Hartweg. The Hartweg’s pine is related to the Pinus Montezuma species which has shorter needles, as well as smaller cones and grows at lower altitudes. The Hartweg Pine grows at altitudes of 8200-14100 feet above sea level forming the alpine tree line in the higher mountains of Mexico. This pine tolerates dry winters,...

Arizona Pine, Pinus arizonica
2014-04-18 10:05:00

Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica) is found in the United States in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas. The Arizona pine closely resembles the Ponderosa Pine found growing in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Arizona south to Durango, CO. The Arizona pine grows in high elevations from 5906-8038 feet. It is a medium to tall pine growing to heights of 82-114.8 feet tall with a trunk diameter of up to 3 feet 11 inches. The bark on young trees is dark brown...

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