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2014-10-06 16:22:19

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Oct.

2014-09-25 12:24:04

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Sept.

2014-08-20 12:21:23

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Aug.

Brother Of Hibiscus Is Found Alive And Well On Maui
2014-08-01 03:08:23

Most people are familiar with Hibiscus flowers- they are an iconic symbol of tropical resorts worldwide where they are commonly planted in the landscape. Some, like Hawaii's State Flower- Hibiscus brackenridgei- are endangered species.

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2011-07-19 11:07:09

Recent botanical exploration efforts in the rugged Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) have increased the known flora of the archipelago by an impressive 20%.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.