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2005-08-12 07:59:23

WASHINGTON -- How does a flower know when to, well, flower? For one thing, it isn't just April showers that do the trick. After all, some forsythia burst forth in early spring, roses enjoy the summertime and there are types of rice that flower in the fall. Scientists have long known that it is the amount of sunshine that makes the difference. Now they have figured out how the leaves signal the flowers to form. A series of papers by German, British, Swedish and Japanese researchers details...


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2009-02-28 22:39:10

White Forsythia or Nakai (Abeliophyllum distichum) is a species of flowering plant of the family, Oleaceae. It is the only species in its genus. It is endemic to Korea, where it is endangered in the wild. It is known as Abelialeaf in Korea. It is related to the Forsythia, but differs in having white, not yellow, flowers. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in Europe and North America. It is a deciduous shrub that grows to 3.25 to 6.5 feet tall. The leaves are simple, 2.33 to 4 inches...

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