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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.

2013-11-19 16:40:15

In the life cycle of plants, most developmental processes are dependent on light.

Nondestructive Visualization Techniques Used To Image Ancient Fossils
2013-11-11 12:19:33

New study integrates visualization techniques to examine 150-million-year-old plant fossils without damaging specimens

Living Stone Plant Employs New Way To Improve Underground Photosynthesis
2013-10-24 08:33:07

A unique plant that lives underground uses multiple mechanisms to boost photosynthesis and offers new insights into how plants adapt to extreme conditions

Study Of Photosynthesis Clears Path To Developing New Super-crops
2013-10-17 16:32:44

How some plant species evolved super-efficient photosynthesis had been a mystery. Now, scientists have identified what steps led to that change.

Invasive Plant Thrives Because It Adapts Quickly To Local Climates
2013-10-17 14:25:07

University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering about three weeks earlier as it has spread to northern Ontario.


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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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.