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Kisatchie National Forest
2013-11-22 11:56:26

Kisatchie National Forest is located in northern areas of Louisiana and is the only national forest in that state. This national forest was established in 1930 by Hoover, thanks to the influence of Caroline Dormon, a preservationist and botanist, and the Louisiana Forestry Department. It is separated into five ranger districts known as Calcasieu, Caney, Catahoula, Kisatchie and Winn districts...

Difference Between Onshore And Offshore Flow
2012-07-16 11:34:51

Onshore flow describes the movement of any weather feature moving towards the shore. The most common weather features that are affiliated with onshore flow are Hurricanes and the daily sea breeze. What happens with a hurricane is the Northeast side of the storm will produce winds out of the Southeast to South which will force the ocean water (Storm Surge) towards the coast along with all the...

Vicia ludoviciana Nutt Louisiana vetch
2012-06-14 07:50:06

Symbol: VILU Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, KS, LA, MO, MS, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

Vicia ludoviciana Nutt ssp ludoviciana Louisiana vetch
2012-06-14 07:50:08

Symbol: VILUL2 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   VIEX Vicia exigua Nutt.     VILEO2 Vicia leavenworthii Torr. & A. Gray var. occidentalis Shinners     VILUL3 Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. var. laxiflora Shinners     VILUL8 Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. var....

2012-06-14 08:21:09

Symbol: TRLU2 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:LA, MS Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-14 09:43:32

Symbol: SOLU Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SOBOL2 Solidago boottii Hook. var. ludoviciana A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:LA, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

2012-06-14 09:53:39

Symbol: SISU3 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:LA, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt Louisiana broomrape
2012-06-15 02:58:54

Symbol: ORLU Group: Dicot Family: Orobanchaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom...

2012-06-15 02:58:56

Symbol: ORLUL2 Group: Dicot Family: Orobanchaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   APAR3 Aphyllon arenosum Suksd.   COLU3 Conopholis ludoviciana (Nutt.) Alph. Wood   MYLU Myzorrhiza ludoviciana (Nutt.) Rydb.   ORLUA Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. var. arenosa (Suksd.) Cronquist...

2012-06-15 05:45:45

Symbol: LELO5 Group: Lichen Family: Lecideaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecideaceae Genus   Lecidea Ach. – lecidea lichen Species  ...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'