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2014-10-28 12:30:48

MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A.Vogel's Echinaforce® has been keeping Canadians' immune systems strong for over 50 years. Now with the addition of three new products to our clinically proven Health Canada claims for the prevention and treatment of cold and flu, we just got better. Each winter, seasonal viruses put millions of people out of commission. With these ever so dreaded infections at our doorstep once again, immunity is the magic word. Unless you live in a bubble,...

sunflower facts
2014-10-16 03:30:41

Provided by Cheryl Dybas, NSF As fall fields turn bright with color, what might we learn from roadside rows of sunflowers - and the sunflower seeds widely used to feed birds in colder weather? Scientists are finding that answers to biological and environmental questions large and small may be hidden in the petals of common sunflowers. For example, how frequently and under what conditions does evolution take the same path? When independent populations evolve the same characteristics,...

2014-10-16 08:31:55

The remarkable Mediterranean citrus extract, made only from fruit grown in Reggio Calabria, holds enormous promise for heart, brain, and liver health while providing unique blood sugar and metabolic syndrome benefits LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nathealthsolutions LLC is the exclusive worldwide distributor of BergaMet Products based on the Patented Bergamot Polyphenolic Fraction (BPF) extract and H & AD srl is the company with a long-term contract with the consortium...

2014-10-14 23:00:50

International Forest Company (IFCO) and Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services in conjunction with the Forest Landowners Association will be hosting the first annual Southeast Regional Forest Resource Owner and Manager Conference at the Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Ga., on Oct. 28 and 29. Moultrie, Georgia (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 International Forest Company (IFCO) and Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services in conjunction with the Forest Landowners Association will...

2014-10-09 23:04:46

The authors of an article featured in Rangeland Ecology and Management discuss the long-term effects of prescribed burns, mowing, and herbicides on the environment within the mountain regions of the western United States. While these are important tools for managing healthy rangelands, they may be impeding the ecosystem's ability to recover from environmental stresses. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management – The best intentions may not always be...

2014-09-02 12:32:58

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristlecone, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Irfan A. Khan as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/703601-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/703601-b ) Speaking on the appointment Yargop, President, Information Technology Sector...

2014-08-25 23:01:00

Recently, DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr, a distinguished clothing supplier, has unveiled its trendy and comfortable Canada Goose Trillium Parka Marine collection. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Recently, DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr, a distinguished clothing supplier, has unveiled its trendy and comfortable Canada Goose Trillium Parka Marine collection, stylishly modern looks take on the company’s new items. All of them are slimmer, longer and lighter than its other products for...

2014-08-21 23:00:56

DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr, one of the most popular suppliers of Canada Goose products, has recently unveiled its new selection of Trillium Parkas for 2014. Moreover, the company’s chief executive officer has announced that all these fashionable and comfortable items are available at discounted prices, up to 32% off. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr, one of the most popular suppliers of Canada Goose products, has recently unveiled its new selection of...

tree height and climate
2014-08-16 06:52:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trees species range in size from the Dwarf Willow at 2.5 inches to the coastal Redwood which averages 50 feet, but can top out at over 300 feet. As the coastal Redwood shows, even within one tree species, there can be a wide range of sizes. What limits the height, even within a single species? Different theories attribute this range to the amount of photosynthetic energy allocated to new leaf production, and the ability to hoist water...

raven roost
2014-08-13 03:00:37

Wildlife Conservation Society Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho State University (ISU) explored how habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes. Researchers compared nesting habitat selection between Common Ravens and three raptor species...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

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 leaves of Dicentra are contained in a basal rosette. The flowers are grown on leafless stalks. In other...

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 coloration and shed after pollination. The Dendromecon genus consists of Dendromecon harfordii...

Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, pollen cones
2014-05-19 09:44:09

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) grows in southern New York from Long Island and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabamain elevations as high as 2953 feet. This tree is also known as the scrub pine, spruce pine, or Jersey pine. The Harvard Arboretum in Boston, MA has cultivated Virginia pine on display. The Virginia pine is a medium sized tree growing from 29.5 – 59 feet tall with some getting as tall as 105 feet in perfect conditions. This tree grows...

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
2014-05-16 11:05:52

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine. The Ponderosa pine grows at sea level up to 9843 feet above sea level and can live 300-600 years. This pine is one of the largest pine trees growing to heights of 235 feet and can achieve a trunk diameter of 324 inches. The bark of mature...

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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