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Flowering Plants Evolved 100 Million Years Earlier Than Believed
2013-10-02 07:55:56

[ Watch the Video: Flowering Plants Arose In The Early Triassic ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have uncovered evidence suggesting flowering plants evolved 100 million years earlier than previously believed, according to new research appearing in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Flowering plants evolved from extinct plants related to conifers, cycads, ginkgos and seed ferns, and the...

2013-09-04 23:27:06

Leading purveyor of wholesale flowers offers unprecedented industry special on rose blooms. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Miami-based flower wholesaler Globalrose recently announced its newest specials on roses in a variety of quantities. In operation for over fourteen years, Globalrose has built its business on providing the highest quality fresh wholesale flowers at the best available prices in the industry. Manager Lorenzo de la Torre cites their rose special as another way...

2013-08-13 23:02:42

Akron General's Chief of Allergy Bela Faltay, MD, is available to provide practical coping tips. Infographic with relief tips included. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The record spring rains and the damp summer season occurring throughout the Midwest this year have resulted in conditions that are wreaking havoc on the eyes and the sinuses of allergy sufferers. This is due to the proliferation of weed pollen, particularly ragweed. "Ragweed season could potentially be more...

2013-08-12 23:17:29

Harmonizing body, mind, and spirit, Temple Flower releases line of signature active wear at MAGIC fashion trade show. Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Born in India, Made in America, Temple Flower announces the launch of their active wear at the MAGIC Fashion Tradeshow on August 19-21, 2013 at booth 80700. The body, mind, and spirit do not function alone; each has an effect upon the other and Temple Flower active wear aims to help individuals manifest their experiences physically,...

2013-07-23 23:33:00

China Florist Helps Loved Ones Send Flowers to Honor Valentine’s Day China (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 The Daughter’s Festival, Valentine’s Day or the Double Seven Festival—whatever name it is that Chinese residents call the special holiday celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month in the Chinese calendar—is just around the corner. It is once again time for those in love to celebrate each other or those who are looking for love to ask for their one true love to be sent...

Betrayal By Bees Could Have Huge Impact On Plant Reproduction
2013-07-23 09:05:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Emory University finds removing even one species of bumblebee from an ecosystem has a swift and clear impact: the floral "sweethearts" of that species produce significantly fewer seeds. The research team focused on the interactions between bumblebees and larkspur wildflowers in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The findings, to be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal how reduced...

Earliest Evidence Of Burials With Flowers Found In Israel Cave
2013-07-03 07:00:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent discovery in a cave in Israel has given researchers a new look into how our ancient ancestors treated their dead. Daniel Nadel, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa in Israel, has been leading a team of researchers since 2005 in the excavation efforts at Raqefet Cave on the slopes of Mount Carmel. The discovery was that of a Natufian pair that had been purposely buried together in a grave lined with flowers. The...

Flower Patterns Play Role In Bumblebee Choices
2013-06-20 18:33:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows bumblebees actually look at flower patterns to help find spots full of nectar. Researchers writing in the journal Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature discovered bees prefer radial patterns when looking for food. The team performed a couple of experiments using both radio-frequency identification technology and video recordings. They exposed over 500 flower-naive bees to two types of patterns on...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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