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2014-05-05 10:37:56

The rise and diversification of bi- and tricellular pollen in flowering plants With the bursting of spring, pollen is in the air. Most of the pollen that is likely tickling your nose and making your eyes water is being dispersed in a sexually immature state consisting of only two cells (a body cell and a reproductive cell) and is not yet fertile. While the majority of angiosperm species disperse their pollen in this early, bicellular, stage of sexual maturity, about 30% of flowering plants...

2014-04-12 23:02:37

Taskba Flowers, a global flower delivery service, now sends floral orders to people for all occasions within not only the United States and Canada, but to most international locations as well. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 An established leader in florist services, Taskba Flowers has expanded its flower delivery services worldwide. The online flower delivery store is one of North America’s largest and continues to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, techniques, and advances in products and...

Attracting Or Repelling Insects Using Different Scents
2014-04-01 15:48:26

University of Zurich Flowering plants attract pollinating insects with scent from their flowers and bright colors. If they have become infested with herbivores like caterpillars, they attract beneficial insects like parasitic wasps with the help of scent signals from their leaves. The wasps then lay their eggs in the caterpillars and kill the parasites. Floral and foliar scents can, however, mutually reduce their attractiveness. That's why flowering plants face a dilemma: should they use...

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Have Changed Their Blooming Pattern In Response To Climate Change
2014-03-18 10:34:15

Heather Dewar, University of Maryland 39-year bloom count reveals a series of changes attributed to warmer climate A unique 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming pattern in response to climate change. Not only are half the flowers beginning to bloom weeks earlier, but more than a third are reaching their peak bloom earlier, and others are producing their last blooms later in the...

Flowering Plants Need Sugar Transporter SWEET9 For Nectar Production
2014-03-17 10:58:21

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Evolution is based on diversity, and sexual reproduction is key to creating a diverse population that secures competitiveness in nature. Plants as largely immobile organisms had to solve a problem: they needed to find ways to spread their genetic material beyond individual flowers. To make sure that flying pollinators such as insects, birds and bats come to the flowers to pick up pollen, plants evolved special organs, the nectaries, to attract and...

2014-02-13 23:27:24

Say “I love you” with this unique gift guide from the garden gurus at Garden Media Group. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Anyone can give roses on Valentine's Day. This year, think outside the flower box with gifts that say "I love you" for months to come — a message every Valentine wants to hear. “Everyone loves to receive roses,” says Katie Dubow, creative director at Garden Media. “But if you gave roses last year, and the one before, it might be...

2014-02-11 08:36:34

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The season of love is here! And with the anticipation of the most romantic day of the year, From You Flowers, the same-day floral retailer, is here to help you wow your sweetheart with the best gifts this Valentine's Day. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/NE62236) You know what we're talking about: flowers. Gorgeous, artfully-designed flowers that will make her heart melt and her head unable to stop thinking about...

2014-02-02 23:00:41

Chinaflower214.com is giving people a reason to smile this Valentine’s Day, thanks to its discount promotion (up to 20% off) for flower orders placed before February 10, 2014. For the millions that appreciate the value a flower brings on this special occasion, the discount offer is one they will not want to pass up. (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 Chinaflower214.com is giving people a reason to smile this Valentine’s Day, thanks to its discount promotion (up to 20% off) for flower orders...

2014-01-22 23:25:12

Farm Fresh Flowers, high quality specialty flower service, is proud to launch a new look and website to display its premium selection of breathtaking boutiques. Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Farm Fresh Flowers (http://www.farmfreshflowers.com) is pleased to announce exciting changes within the company just in time for the Valentine’s Day floral season. A freshly designed website and updated branding reflects the company’s passion of providing high quality farm grown flowers...

Flowers In Amber Show Earliest Evidence Of Pollination
2014-01-03 17:45:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon State University have revealed the earliest evidence of sexual reproduction in flower plants in a new report published in the Journal of the Botanical Institute of Texas. The evidence was found in a 100-million-year old piece of amber containing a bunch of 18 previously-undescribed flowers from the Cretaceous Period. Dubbed Micropetasos burmensis, the flowers were frozen in the process of making new seeds....


Latest Flower Reference Libraries

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2005-07-13 08:42:04

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...

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2005-06-08 20:47:33

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...

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