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Kunzea robusta flowering branchlet
2014-08-28 03:00:47

Peter J. de Lange, Pensoft Publishers At the stroke of a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the last 31 years been incorrectly regarded the same as a group of 'weedy' Australian shrubs and small trees. A New Zealand botanist has completed a 15-year study to reveal some surprises and discover astonishing cryptic diversity behind what was long considered a single tree species. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Known to botanists as Kunzea ericoides, this...

2014-08-27 23:14:26

Norway Gardens in Monticello Indiana is hosting Hydrangea Days August 29 - 31. August 30 will be a day filled with seminars discussing varieties, uses, and care of hydrangeas and make-it take-it workshops during which customers can fashion a wreath or a small tree using dried hydrangea blooms. Monticello, Indiana (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Saturday, August 30, will be a red-letter day at Norway Gardens. It is the centerpiece day of a 3-day promotion -- Hydrangea Days. All three days of the...

2014-08-27 23:12:41

On August 1, Sunburst Superfoods announced that Organic Raw Carob Powder sold from March 12, 2014 through July 28, 2014 is recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Raw Carob...

2014-08-22 23:05:07

Nerium teams up with Giving Suite by Backstage Creations to showcase innovative products during one of the biggest nights in television. Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Nerium International, the go-to, buzzworthy skincare line for age-defying products, is in the spotlight again. Nerium will showcase its signature NeriumAD® Age-Defying Treatment night cream and its NeriumFirmTM Body Contouring Cream to Hollywood’s elite at the official Giving Suite™ presented by Backstage...

2014-08-21 23:15:06

The new Troubled Teens Coconut Creek helpline is assisting adolescents in Florida to find professional youth rehab. Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Teenage addiction is nothing new in Florida. Over the years, has claimed thousands of lives throughout the region. But a new helpline in Coconut Creek, FL is providing hope for teenagers who are seeking to overcome their teen drug and alcohol addiction. The Troubled Teens Coconut Creek helpline is designed to provide young adults and...

2014-08-19 20:24:07

Letter from Top-Selling Brand Sets Record Straight about Recent FDA Communication Regarding Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Labels VISTA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the family owned maker of the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America, has responded to the online publication Food Safety News' inaccurate article, "Big Donor to GMO Labeling Campaigns Gets in Trouble for One of its Own Labels," published August 18, by demanding...

cravings and bacteria
2014-08-18 05:00:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our bodies play host to millions of bacteria. In fact, they outnumber our own cells by about 100-fold. And yet, we hold the notion that we are in charge of our own lives, not the bacteria that has just hitched a ride. A new study, published in BioEssays, tells a different story. The findings reveal that the bacteria within our bodies may very well be affecting our cravings and our moods to ensure that we eat what they want. The...

2014-08-14 23:06:26

Marianne Sciucco's beautiful cover for her debut novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer's love story, is a contender in Book Goodies Book Cover Contest. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The beautiful cover for Blue Hydrangeas has led author Marianne Sciucco to the finals in Book Goodies Book Cover Contest. Book Goodies is a free service where readers and authors connect. Sciucco's cover was chosen from almost 300 entries. "It's always a pleasure to be recognized...

2014-08-13 23:08:48

The 3rd Palm Oil Africa conference coming to Accra, Ghana on 13-14 October, 2014 promises vital updates on Africa’s lucrative palm oil business, and expands focus, this year, to include rubber and cocoa investments. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The movers and shakers of the African palm oil industry along with the cocoa and rubber investors and stakeholders are gearing up for the African edition of CMT’s Palm Oil series, which offers vital industry dialog on ‘Mounting...

2014-08-11 23:08:27

On July 29, Hummingbird Wholesale announced that Organic Raw Carob Powder is recalled due to possible health risk. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Raw Carob Powder. Hummingbird Wholesale announced on July 29, that Organic...


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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...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

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