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2015-04-17 12:26:11

TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has suspended the licence of Filix Mas, a homeopathic product, because it contains the ingredient male fern (Dryopteris

2015-04-13 23:04:10

Activz Coconut Water Powder, a whole-food powder made from the nutrient-rich water of young, organic coconuts from Thailand, received excellent reviews.

2015-04-02 20:22:08

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and Cote d'Ivoire's

2015-04-02 16:23:40

Three, New Invasive Species Recently Found in the United States WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month, and the U.S.

cocoa primates
2015-03-31 17:12:49

After reading this, you might just find that the next bite of your favorite chocolate leaves a bitter taste. The world’s craving for chocolate is killing monkeys, apes, and chimpanzees. Illegal cocoa farms are threatening Ivory Coast primates on an unprecedented scale. In 13 of 23 recently surveyed protected areas, every single primate has been wiped out.

2015-03-27 23:04:30

New Aurora Trial Mixes Offer Healthy, Nutritious and Delicious Snack Options Orange, CT (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Trail mix is the perfect, healthy snack

2015-03-26 12:24:16

NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quercus macrocarpa, Bur Oak, has been named Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA).

Methuselah Date palm
2015-03-26 09:40:16

Methuselah, a date palm tree successfully sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed in 2005, has reached maturation and could soon sire offspring, scientists at the laboratory responsible for originally germinating the ancient seed told National Geographic this week.

2015-03-20 23:05:14

At the annual Natural Products Expo West, Just Pure Essentials, based in Newport Beach, California,

2015-03-17 16:21:34

MIAMI, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state's multimillion dollar avocado industry.


Latest Flora 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...

Bocconia frutescens
2014-10-29 10:52:44

Bocconia frutescens is a flowering plant species. The plant may also be referred to as the Plume poppy, the Tree poppy, the Tree celandine, Parrotweed, Sea oxeye daisy or the John Crow bush. This species is a poppy plant and belongs to the Papaveraceae family. B. frutescens is native to America, Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The plant is abundant in Hawaii where it causes many negative effects on the local ecosystems. B. frutescens will commonly grow up to almost 20 feet...

Leucadendron argenteum
2014-10-13 13:16:46

Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species grows upright and typically grows between 16 and 22 feet tall. The tree has been known to reach even 52...

Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.