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2011-03-22 10:25:00

Biologists from Harvard University recently examined why the flowers of lilies have characteristically crinkled edges.

2011-03-17 21:00:03

A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals.

2011-03-04 19:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Arbor Week will be celebrated throughout the state March 7-14 to highlight the importance of trees to communities by improving air quality, water conservation, economic vitality, individual health and the beautification of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Organizations ranging from nonprofit tree organizations to local governments, nature groups, schools and youth organizations are preparing to plant thousands of trees in...

2011-03-03 23:28:48

Blossom or fruitlet thinning is a labor-intensive part of commercial peach and nectarine production.

2011-02-28 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Socially conscious shoppers are latching on to a new gardening trend this spring - and it's not only fashionable flowers or subliminal scents.

2011-02-26 00:00:27

At a time when seeds are becoming a staple in many diets, online nut and dried fruit retailer SuperiorNutStore.com is offering an expanded line of bulk seeds, including quinoa, chia seeds, flax seed, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds so that those interested in a healthier diet can get the seeds they need.

2011-02-14 15:11:48

Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep.

2011-02-09 00:01:22

A Los Angeles photographer has developed a technique to create extremely detailed images of flowers. Using technology used by NASA on Mars, David Leaser’s innovative Nightflowers collection shows large scale botanicals with such detail you can literally see the pollen glistening on the stamens.

2011-02-02 14:50:50

Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants.

2011-01-27 12:36:44

Even by invading plants' standards, the filaree, or common stork's bill, has been remarkably successful.


Latest Plant morphology Reference Libraries

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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