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2013-04-14 23:03:15

The leading online Chinese florist, Chinaflowershop.com, is helping people stay connected with friends and family in China by offering same-day delivery across much of the country if orders are

Bumblebees Threatened By Metal Toxins In Flowers
2013-04-03 08:07:00

Across the US beekeepers and researchers have been reporting that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. A new study pinpoints another potential cause: toxic metal pollution in flowers.

2013-03-05 14:06:21

New research has shown that certain Australian native flowers have shifted away from using insects as pollinators and evolved their flower color to the red hues favored by birds.

Taxonomists Beware: The Flowers Might Just Be Fooling Us
2013-03-04 09:54:52

Floral morphologies may be less reliable than other traits in determining the relationships of papilionoid species and genera

The Pollination Game Is Greatly Affected By A Changing Climate
2013-03-01 12:34:02

The relationships among species change over time as shifts in an ecosystem begin to affect the organisms living in them. New research has found that these relationships have been significantly altered over the past 120 years.

Worldwide Crop Pollination Hurting Due To Loss Of Wild Bees
2013-03-01 09:30:07

An international study of wild insects finds that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, especially wild bees.

Electric Flowers Help Bees Pick Up Pollen
2013-02-22 11:25:13

A new study has shown that the bees are able to use an electrical charge emitted by flowers to interact with the nectar-bearing plants and pick up pollen.


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Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

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
2014-10-27 10:06:01

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...

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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.