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The world's oldest known example of a fig wasp has been found on the Isle of Wight.
The scientific community already knew that many carnivores eat fruit, but had thought this was something purely anecdotal.
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When it comes to potentially doubling the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, the secret may be in the spit.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Humble Seed cultivates the gardener within all of us with irresistible "seed that feeds" kits. Each kit features premium seed packets for an array of edible plants.
All around the country, high pollen levels are being reported, and experts are predicting that 2010 will be one of the worst seasons for allergy sufferers in years.
Long-lived pine pollen makes it difficult to contain transgenic trees.
TÃ¼bingen-based developmental geneticists research organ development in the plant embryo.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For those creative and thrifty individuals who aspire to give more than flowers and candy this season, try a tasty, healthy and economical twist on the traditional floral arrangement.
Power struggle between genetic master switches decides stem cell fate, growth orientation in plants.
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...
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 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...
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...
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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