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Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and...

Cumulus Clouds
2012-07-16 11:04:21

Cumulus clouds are white in appearance and are formed when warm moist air near the earth’s surface is forced aloft by day time heating. Cumulus clouds are usually associated with nice weather, however if they continue to grow and get more moisture and instability with them they can turn into Towering Cumulus and CB clouds which would change the weather to increase the chance of seeing...

2012-06-14 07:29:48

Symbol: YULO Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   YUARP Yucca arkansana Trel. var. paniculata McKelvey   YUFR Yucca freemanii Shinners Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, LA, TX Classification:      ...

Eleocharis cellulosa Torr Gulf Coast spikerush
2012-06-18 02:40:30

Symbol: ELCE Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, NC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

Cynanchum angustifolium Pers gulf coast swallow-wort
2012-06-18 04:15:45

Symbol: CYAN5 Group: Dicot Family: Asclepiadaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CYPA15 Cynanchum palustre (Pursh) A. Heller   LYPA4 Lyonia palustris (Pursh) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Classification:  ...

Four-lined Skink
2007-02-13 10:40:23

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There are two subspecies; The Long-lined Skink and the Short-lined Skink. The Long-lined skink is gray to light brown in color and has light stripes...

Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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