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Prehistoric Europeans Used Spices
2013-08-22 10:51:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While today’s cutting-edge chefs use liquid nitrogen and futuristic food additives to achieve a desired effect, cooks have been manipulating meals as far back as the hunter-gatherer days. According to a new discovery being reported this week in the journal PLOS ONE, prehistoric chefs in modern day Denmark and Germany used mustard garlic as a food spice at least 6,000 years ago. Study researchers say tests on ancient pottery shards...

Secrets Of A Forest Revealed From One Tree's Architecture
2013-08-06 14:00:40

University of Arizona Behind the dazzling variety of shapes and forms found in trees hides a remarkably similar architecture based on fundamental, shared principles, UA ecologists have discovered. Researchers in the University of Arizona's department of ecology and evolutionary biology have found that despite differences in appearance, trees across species share remarkably similar architecture and can tell scientists a lot about an entire forest. Just by looking at a tree's branching...

2013-06-20 23:00:12

Business Review announces Rooted Tree Services´ advisement to local communities on DIY pruning tips to keep trees and brushes from becoming overgrown during hot summer weather New York, New York (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Business Review today announces Rooted Tree Services´ advisement to local GTA communities on five easy tips to follow while pruning neighborhood trees to ensure landscapes do not become overgrown after a long winter season allowed for trees and brushes that have...

2013-06-11 12:31:24

LONDON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Much of Britain was basking in temperatures of over 20degree(s)C last week, meaning the danger of frost has passed and it's time to get outside and plant your garden for summer. Online garden centre [http://www.plantmenow.co.uk ] Plant Me Now has worked closely with the best breeders of summer bedding plants to find varieties with brighter colours, longer flowering times and better weather tolerance. After trialling thousands of varieties,...

2013-05-17 23:16:49

CDA Cares Foundation benefits doubly from Tri Hawk's gift. The gift of dental burs itself is one benefit, and the ability to make more smiles per hour, is the other. Massena, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 When asked to contribute, Tri Hawk responded with something special that no other company could, a supply of its top-shelf dental burs (in the past, called drills). These burs permit the volunteer dentists to work more quickly, enabling them to help more patients per hour at the San Jose...

Genetic And Hormonal Signals Responsible For Shape, Function Of Leaves
2013-05-01 09:48:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the spring flowers (finally) begin to bloom across the United States, take a closer look and you may find a whole host of genetic and hormonal signaling that is responsible for the shape and function of various aspects of the leaves of plants. In the latest edition of the open access journal PLoS Biology, a group of UK biologists has detailed new insights into the differences and similarities between flowering plants´ petal and...

2013-04-30 10:32:23

Sperm cell release can be triggered by tightening the grip around the delivery organ, according to a team of nano and microsystems engineers and plant biologists at the University of Montreal and Concordia University. Concordia's nanobiotech team devised a microchip that enabled the University of Montreal biologists to observe what happened when pollen tubes — the sperm delivery tools used by plants — tried to negotiate a microscopic obstacle course. The pollen tubes were exposed...

2013-04-27 23:00:51

Flower Bulbs Inc is family flower bulb business, which is a part of Koeman Flower bulbs. It has more than 50 years of experience in selling flower bulbs. Though, the online shop was started around five years ago. Holland (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Flower Bulbs Inc; part of Dutch firm Koeman Flower bulbs, has earned many positive reviews from customers for its online flower bulbs shop on eKomi. After reviewing the consistent positive reviews, customer feedback website eKomi has awarded it with...

2013-04-26 20:21:22

Alaric Tablescape design earns recognition from New York Organizers and Spectators Alike NEW YORK, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ALARIC FLOWERS NAMED "BEST SHOW" AT 16(TH) ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW DINNER DANCE IN NYC (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130426/CG02927) Tablescape Design Earns Recognition From Organizers and Spectators Alike Alaric Flower Design was named "Best Show" for its tablescape presented at The 16(th) Annual New York Flower Show Dinner Dance,...

How Some Leaves Get Fat: It's In Their Veins
2013-04-11 15:35:43

Brown University A "garden variety" leaf is a broad, flat structure, but if the garden happens to be somewhere arid, it probably includes succulent plants with plump leaves full of precious water. Fat leaves did not emerge in the plant world easily. A new Brown University study published in Current Biology reports that to sustain efficient photosynthesis, they required the evolution of a fundamental remodeling of leaf vein structure: the addition of a third dimension. Leaves, after all,...


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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