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Farmers and other astute observers of nature have long known that crops like corn and sorghum grow taller at night.
Fruits and vegetables that provide the highest levels of vitamins and minerals to the human diet globally depend heavily on bees and other pollinating animals.
Native bees â€“ often small, stingless, solitary and unnoticed in the flashier world of stinging honeybees â€“ are quite discriminating about where they live.
Scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Lund have discovered that the community composition of bumble bee species and their relative abundances have changed drastically over the last 70 years in Sweden.
Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout the summer months, but now scientists have found a fall-off in wildflowers at mid-season.
BEDFORD, Mass., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Home gardeners in Massachusetts can weather the soggy May weather.
The genetic 'wiring' that helps a seed to decide on the perfect time to germinate has been revealed by scientists for the first time.
SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deciding what to get moms on Mother's Day - whether it's for your mother, grandmother or mother-in-law - can be challenging.
DURHAM, N.C., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in full bloom and starting this Earth Day (April 22, 2011), Burt's Bees wants to help celebrate natural beauties and honor their favorite pollinator, the bee, through their Lips Go Bloom tab on the Burt's BeesÂ® Facebook page.
A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de CiÃªncia (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals.
Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...
Eomecon is a genus of flowering plant. This genus belongs to the Papaveraceae family. Eomecon is a monotypic taxon meaning the genus only contains one subordinate taxon. The sole species making up the genus is Eomecon chionantha, commonly known as the Snow-poppy or the Dawn poppy. The species is endemic to China. Eomecon is a perennial plant meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. The plant will typically have leaves reaching up to 30 centimeters long. Its leaves are heart or kidney...
Azaleas are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas were originally classed as a different genus of plant, but now they are recognized as two of the eight sub-genera of rhododendrons - subgenus Pentanthera typified by Rhododendron nudiflorum and subgenus Tsutsusi typified by Rhododendron tsutsusi. There are two types of azaleas: deciduous and evergreen. One of the major differences between azaleas and the rest of the rhododendron family is their size. Another is...
Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...