Latest Plants Stories
Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have uncovered evidence suggesting flowering plants evolved 100 million years earlier than previously believed, according to new research appearing in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science.
Understanding the impact of environmental change on plant traits is an important issue in evolutionary biology.
Behind the dazzling variety of shapes and forms found in trees hides a remarkably similar architecture based on fundamental, shared principles
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
Perennial plants flower only when they have reached a certain age and been subjected to the cold. These two circumstances prevent the plant from starting to flower during winter.
A Canadian scientist has discovered that certain once-frozen plants have the ability to reawaken after long periods of dormancy and sprout back to life.
A team of international scientists reports today they have sequenced and annotated the genome of the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), which is thought to have a powerful genetic system.
Alpine cushion plants help other plants in harsh mountain environments to survive.
While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops, these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions.
Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...
Perennial plants live for two years or more. Perennials differ from annuals and biennials with annuals replanted every year and biennials every other year. Perennial’s that bloom during spring and summer will die back in autumn, rest during the winter, then re-grow the following spring from the existing root-stock; these are also known as deciduous perennials. If the climate is continually warm, a perennial will continually grow and produce flowers and or fruit. A perennial relocated from...
Biennial plants have a two year life cycle; roots, stems and leaves in the first year with flowers following the next year after a cold winter dormant period. Biennials will produce seed and fruit before dying. There are not as many biennial plants as there are perennials or annuals. Biennial plants, when exposed to extreme climate conditions, may have a shortened life cycle of a few months especially if the plants were exposed to colder than normal temperatures. Most biennials can be...
Annuals are plants that flower and/or set fruit in one growing season. Most vegetables are annuals as well as domesticated grains. Vegetables such as carrot and celery are biennials grown as an annual whereas tomato and bell pepper are perennials and grown as an annual. Annuals grow well mixed in with perennials and biennials. There are also ornamental flowers that are perennials in one region and an annual in another. An annual can produce seeds that continue the life cycle in as little...
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