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Buried Leaves Reveal Precolonial Eastern Forests
2013-11-14 08:35:58

Sediment behind milldams in Pennsylvania preserved leaves deposited just before European contact that provide a glimpse of the ancient forests, according to a team of geoscientists, who note that neither the forests nor the streams were what they are today.

Tapping Fungus To Unlock Energy
2013-11-04 07:03:57

Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts.

2013-10-31 23:24:37

Kinloch Pecan Oil is now available in Patten Pecans' online store. Valdosta, GA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Patten Pecans now offers Kinloch Pecan Oil

Blueberries Lose Some ‘Superfood’ Properties When Baked
2013-10-30 19:04:11

Blueberries may not be so super after all when faced with the gooey-powers that reside in an oven.

California Redwoods Reveal Coastal Climate History
2013-10-30 09:05:31

California's iconic redwood trees can provide a glimpse into historic coastal climate conditions using a novel method for analyzing the wood’s oxygen and carbon content.

2013-10-29 23:01:25

All natural skin care line, Airelle Skin, is quickly gaining a presence in Hollywood. Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Airelle Skin, the natural

Propagation Study Shows Novel Native Species Have Potential As Wholesale Nursery Additions
2013-10-21 13:19:10

As consumer interest in native plants increases, nursery growers are challenged to expand their product range by adding new native species to their collections.

2013-10-14 23:26:53

Natchitoches Pecans’ online and in-store offerings are expanded to provide a greater range of gift options to the company’s already impressive showcase of gourmet Louisiana pecans and pecan

2013-10-08 23:32:01

Preliminary findings indicate a formula containing Lobelia Inflata may help to reduce weight by controlling appetite.


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

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...

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