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fern fossil
2014-03-24 07:26:02

Researchers from Lund University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have made a unique discovery in a well-preserved fern that lived 180 million years ago.

Grazing Animals May Protect Biodiversity In Over-Fertilized Grasslands
2014-03-11 09:34:12

The Nutrient Network has released a new, comparative study of grasslands on six continents, to be published in an upcoming issue of Nature, that suggests it might be possible to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer...

2014-02-24 23:28:24

While the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com contains a total of 2,269,541 posts in over 70 science disciplines, it newly added the Environment Sciences and the Forestry Sciences to its

2014-01-27 10:25:54

In the beginning there were single cells.

Photos And Lab Analysis Needed For Leaf Study
2014-01-23 15:27:34

Automated remote photography is a convenient, labor-saving research tool for tracking leaf function and doing forest research. But does photography mirror what's actually happening on the ground? A new study finds photography accurately tracks the timing of red pigments in the fall, but the timing of green in the spring and summer — not so much.

2014-01-13 08:22:37

Testing show plants grow to twice as high and produce 8 times the weight of healthy fruit POMONA, Calif., Jan.

2014-01-09 23:22:50

LED lighting is now used to grow plants indoors with with premium LED grow lights like KIND LED grow lights.

Flowers In Amber Show Earliest Evidence Of Pollination
2014-01-03 17:45:12

Researchers from Oregon State University have revealed the earliest evidence of sexual reproduction in flower plants in a new report.

Evolutionary Timeline Of Cold Weather Adaptation In Plants
2013-12-23 04:00:05

A team of researchers have compiled the largest-ever dated evolutionary tree of angiosperms, and their efforts have led to new insights into how these flowering plants changed in order to withstand winter weather.


Latest Plant Reference Libraries

Dawsonia
2013-11-04 10:01:23

Dawsonia is a classification of mosses. This genus is a member of the Polytrichaceae family. Dawsonia plants are commonly known to grow taller and have thicker leaves than other common mosses. Mosses are known to grow when hydrated, however most common mosses lack cuticles and internal transport tissues. This makes it difficult for them to maintain substantial amounts of water and they typically do not grow tall. Dawsonia are an exception to this common rule. Dawsonia mosses are...

Petrified Forest National Park
2013-04-24 16:53:26

Petrified Forest National Park is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. The park holds 221,552 acres of land, of which 50,260 acres are comprised of a designated wilderness. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples. The first American explorers to enter the area arrived while searching for good routes leading from east to west. This group, led by Army Lieutenant Amiel Whipple, surveyed the northern area of the...

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2008-06-15 19:31:02

The Whisk Fern (Psilotum nudum), is a genus of fern-like vascular plants, one of two genera in the family Psilotaceae, order Psilotales, and class Psilotopsida (the other being Tmesipteris). The distribution of Psilotum is tropical and subtropical, in the New World, Asia, and the Pacific. The highest latitudes known are in South Carolina and southern Japan for P. nudum. In the U.S., one species is found from Florida to Texas, the other in Hawaii. They had traditionally been thought not to...

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