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2009-04-10 12:43:00

U.S. wildlife managers say they're checking the health of eight rare plants found only in Florida's Everglades National Park and Miami-Dade County. The plants are so rare they must be examined in their natural habitat every five years, as required by the U.S. endangered-species law, The Miami Herald reported Friday. The mostly tiny species include sandlace, snakeroot, wireweed, fragrant prickly-apple, Key tree cactus, Lewton's polygala, pygmy fringe-tree and scrub blazingstar, the Herald...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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