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2014-03-26 23:00:55

With Easter approaching, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota wants to remind pet owners not to bring home Easter lilies if they have a cat. Oakdale, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota wants to remind pet owners everywhere not to bring home Easter lilies if they have a cat. Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota understands the importance and significance of an Easter lily, but Easter lilies have been found to be...

2011-03-22 10:25:00

Biologists from Harvard University recently examined why the flowers of lilies have characteristically crinkled edges. PhD student Haiyi Liang and Professor L. Mahadevan carried out the research. The lily was marked with dots along the edge of the petal as well as the center of the flower. Time-lapse video reveals that the petals grow longer at the edges than in the middle. These dots enabled the researchers to measure every physical change of the flower as it grew from bud to bloom. "I...

2010-12-29 13:44:13

Paclobutrazol pre-plant bulb dips can produce compact, commercially acceptable plants In a recent issue of HortTechnology, Purdue University researchers Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez reported on a study of the effects of a technique called "bulb dipping" on Easter lily. While plant growth retardants (PGRs) are commonly applied as sprays or media drenches, bulb crops can be submerged, or "dipped" in PGR solutions before planting. The experiments were designed to determine if...

2008-10-05 09:00:10

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent You never know what special plants you might find for your home or garden when you shop at the Virginia Beach Garden Club Fall Flower Festival. Roots & Shoots, a section that features old-fashioned favorites and hard-to-find plants from members' gardens, is the star of the festival, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. A big variety of pansies, gardening supplies and gifts also...

2008-05-24 18:00:19

By Megan Sexton, The State, Columbia, S.C. May 24--The spider lily is at home in the river. Truly. Hymenocallis coronaria, commonly known as the spider lily, grows in the rocky shoals and rises through the water. It grows best in rivers where fast-moving, well-oxygenated water passes over rocks -- such as the Saluda and Broad rivers near the convergence that forms the Congaree. But increasing usage on the river, people digging up the plants to take them home and changes in water flow...

2008-01-09 15:15:00

The Mauve Majesty may look like a lily, but it can last a lot longer. This flower, which took five years for Cornell to develop, can bloom through the summer and until the first hard freeze in most northern states. If it is grown in a greenhouse, it never goes dormant, and once cut, the stems last two weeks before wilting. Botanically, it is not a lily, but perceptions can be deceiving. This lavender-lilac colored flower with its creamy yellow throat and dark speckling is a new hybrid of the...

2005-07-13 02:25:00

Are plants dependent on nitric oxide for successful reproduction? Margarida Prado (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal) has discovered that pollen tubes depend on nitric oxide (NO) to guide them to the right place to fertilise the plant. In the presence of drugs such as Viagra the plant's sensitivity to NO increases thereby influencing pollen tube bending. Prado will present her work on pollen tube redirection at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main...

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Little Yellow-shouldered Bat, Sturnira lilium
2013-06-18 12:20:31

The little yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira lilium) is a species that is native to Central and South America. Its range is large and includes Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Bolivia, and Mexico, among many other areas. It can be found in a variety of habitats from mountainous or arid forests to tropical forests. It is typically found at elevations below 2,624 feet, although it can be found at elevations of up to 5,249 feet. The little yellow-shouldered bat holds home ranges that vary...

2009-06-17 12:38:51

The Lily of the Nile or Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is a species of plant native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. It has been introduced to Western Australia where it occurs in high periodical water tables and sandy soil. Several hybrids have been established and introduced to other areas around the world. Some hybrids are more suited to cooler climates. One hybrid, Crowborough, grows better in the British Isles and the northwestern United States than it...

2009-04-28 15:46:45

Brunsvigia josephinae or Josephine's Lily is often referred to as Candelabra lily and was named after Josephine de Beauharnais. Josephine de Beauharnais was Napolean's empress. This deciduos species is indigenous to South Africa and features dark pinkish red leaves measuring 12 - 15 inches in length. Blooming from bulbs in early Spring, it thrives best in moderately humid climates. Although this plant blooms annually, it can take 12 years before the bulbs produce their first flowers and...

2009-04-17 14:48:27

The Pink Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes robustus), also known as the Pink Rain Lily, Pink Zephyr Lily, and Pink Magic Lily. It is natively found in North America. This plant is possibly known as a hybrid of the White Rain Lily. This is a robust plant with a long blooming season. This is one of the most fertile summer plants of the flowering zephyranthes. It blooms in late summer to early fall. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall. It is ideal for rock gardens. The leaves are a deep glossy green and...

2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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