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2013-05-16 23:02:19

In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15% discount off maple producer logo or label custom printed t-shirts from 5/16 to 5/23/2013 with the promo code "523013". (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15%...

2013-05-10 23:04:45

Brain-related studies currently underway are looking into the ways in which compounds in blueberries can improve brain health in areas related to Parkinson's Disease, cognitive performance in children, balance and hearing. Portland, ME (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 What started 10 years ago with a few studies looking into the impact of blueberry consumption and Alzheimer´s Disease has led to more research relating to Parkinson´s Disease, cognitive performance in children, balance and...

2013-05-09 23:30:43

New varieties of honeyberries are available in 2014. Prairie Grove, AR (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 With thousands of Honeyberries in her research program, Lidia Stuart is considered "the best of the best" when it comes to Honeyberry research and development. Her new Honeyberry, Happy Giant LDS PPAF has it all. Huge berries that measure approximately one inch or more in size, a sweet tangy taste and a high yield of an estimated 20 pounds plus per bush per year. This plant will take Honeyberry...

Tree Group Plants Redwood Clones Abroad To Save Them From Climate Change
2013-04-23 07:55:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In celebration of Earth Day 2013, one non-profit organization made a bold attempt to preserve one of America´s oldest natural treasures. By protecting and preserving California´s ancient redwood trees, the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (AATA) is hoping that the towering timbers will be saved from climate change. Earth Day, which was celebrated yesterday (Apr 22), is a time for people to make a stand for environmental...

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...

Study Finds Southern California Sagebrush Better Suited To Climate Change
2013-04-01 15:19:51

University of California, Irvine Results will aid land management, policy decisions for coastal sage scrub restoration California sagebrush in the southern part of the state will adjust better to climate change than sagebrush populations in the north, according to UC Irvine researchers in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology affiliated with the Center for Environmental Biology. The results of their study, which appears online in Global Change Biology, will assist land...

New Study Offers Insights On Invasive Fly Threatening US Fruit Crops
2013-03-15 13:57:18

North Carolina State University Humans aren´t the only species with a sweet tooth. Research from North Carolina State University shows that the invasive spotted-wing vinegar fly (Drosophila suzukii) also prefers sweet, soft fruit — giving us new insight into a species that has spread across the United States over the past four years and threatens to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to U.S. fruit crops. “Because we know that D. suzukii prefers softer,...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

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...

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

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...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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