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Image 1 - Dramatic Diversity Of Columbine Flowers Explained By Simple Change In Cell Shape
2011-11-16 10:00:49

[ Watch the Video ] To match pollinators' probing tongues, cells in floral spurs elongate, driving rapid speciation Columbine flowers are recognizable by the long, trailing nectar spurs that extend from the bases of their petals, tempting the taste buds of their insect pollinators. New research at Harvard and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) helps to explain how columbines have achieved a rapid radiation of approximately 70 species, with flowers apparently tailored...

2011-10-21 07:00:00

The Fruits Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Fig to its collection of crops. This section comprises 34 resources to one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Edible figs (Ficus carica, Moraceae) are the fruits of up to six meters...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

The Horticultural Website of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz now features a paper on tomato under protected cultivation in the humid tropics. The research for this publication was conducted the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and published in the European Journal of Horticultural Sciences. It also includes his new, professionally designed Curriculum vitae. (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 The paper on "Biomass accumulation and partitioning of tomato under protected cultivation in the humid tropics"...

2011-09-29 22:49:10

Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation today. Since many weeds produce flowers and seed, they are an integral part of our ecosystem and...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

Tree care provider sees sharp increase in tree damage reports following recent severe weather. Atlanta GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 While the fierce flooding generated by Hurricane Irene left much of the Eastern Seaboard underwater, the high winds caused another kind of damage, namely the uprooting and damage to trees throughout the stormâs path. Many tree care companies are reporting sharp increases in their business over the last few weeks. Public works crews were busy...

2011-09-21 07:00:00

The Top Fruit & Gourmet Gift Retailer Offers an Enhanced Online Experience Hood River, OR (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 The Fruit Company (http://www.thefruitcompany.com), one of the top U.S. fruit & gift basket companies, has announced their next generation website offering an enhanced customer experience combined with a showcase of fresh fruit and gourmet gifts. During the design and development process, TheFruitCompany.com analyzed past customer navigation and conversion data and...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

Holland Bulb Farms recently announced the first iMyGarden Design Challenge which encourages iPhone users to submit their best garden design for a chance to win up to $1000 worth of fall planted flower bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, for their garden. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Holland Bulb Farms, a leading online flower bulb retailer, recently began accepting entries into its first ever iMyGarden $1000 Design Challenge. This challenge, which began on Monday, August...

2011-08-12 00:00:02

An Evolution to the New Food Revolution. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Chia seeds are fast gaining popularity amongst athletes, nutritionists and other health-conscious people. With more and more studies underway, it might soon emerge as the next big superfood. While Chia seeds have been cultivated and consumed for thousands of years by early civilizations like the Aztecs, Mayas, and other Native American peoples, it has recently been re-discovered and is about to start a new...


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California spicebush, Calycanthus occidentalis
2014-02-07 08:42:40

Calycanthus is a genus of flowering plant found in North America. The plant belongs to the Calycanthaceae family. It is commonly known as the Sweetshrub. The genus includes 2 species that are accepted by the Flora of North America and 2 that may or may not be, depending on taxonomic interpretation. Calycanthus is a shrub that grows around 6 to 12 feet tall. The plant contains entire and opposite leaves measuring 2 to 6 inches long and .8 t0 2.5 inches wide. Its flowers bloom in early...

Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...

Kelp Forest
2013-04-19 19:29:03

Kelp forests are areas that are underwater with a high density of kelp. They’re recognized as one of the most dynamic and productive ecosystems on Earth. Smaller regions of anchored kelp are known as kelp beds. Kelp forests can be found worldwide throughout polar and temperate coastal oceans. In the year 2007, kelp forests were discovered in tropical waters near Ecuador as well. While they are physically formed by brown macroalgae of the order Laminariales, kelp forests offer a unique...

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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...

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2009-06-17 12:28:21

The Coco (Fagara coco or Zanthoxylum coco) is a species of evergreen tree native to Argentina and Bolivia. It grows in wild, mostly hilly, spinniferous (thorny or spiny) forests. Its habitat is found along the hilly forest of the Sierra Pampeana. This plant is found either in small isolated groups or standing alone. Other common names for this plant are cochucho or "smelly sauco". The Coco is a medium sized tree ranging from 20 to 26.25 feet tall. Its foliage is abundant and has paired...

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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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