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Survey Shows Pecan Preferences Of Consumers
2014-06-24 03:20:19

High-profile marketing campaigns for nuts such as pistachios and almonds have become familiar to consumers throughout the United States.

2014-06-22 23:03:09

Michael Orsinelli, manager of Beaumont Farms Apartments, which is located in south Lexington’s Beaumont Centre, announced today that the complex has undertaken an expansive landscaping project

2014-06-20 12:24:25

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global.

2014-06-11 23:10:49

Two moms certified as Holistic Health Coaches will explore their families’ experiences as they embark on the Suburban

2014-06-02 12:29:52

Naturally Inspired, Award-Winning* Skin Care Range Expands at Vitamin World® Stores Nationwide LONG ISLAND, N.Y., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Doctor(TM), a leading skin care brand

2014-06-01 23:00:22

Recently, iFitDress.com, an innovative company that provides many kinds of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion dresses, has announced its new collection of eggplant cocktail dresses.

2014-05-28 23:05:56

A new Small Membership Advisory Community launched by Wild Apricot is designed to help participants share helpful ideas and best practices for small associations, clubs and non-profits.

2014-05-27 23:12:35

New Performance Sports Training Center Opening in South Florida on June 2nd Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Athletic Republic, the industry leader

2014-05-27 23:11:59

Urban legend says that eating apples will improve one’s health. According to Dr.

2014-05-21 23:04:18

Artemis International taps agency to excite the market about Aronia berries: a superfruit prized by Europeans that grows virtually unnoticed, right here in America. Portland,


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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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.