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2014-03-27 23:30:48

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Our Fear Of Others Is Greater When We’re Alone
2013-04-24 10:01:40

A new study shows that people are more fearful and see threats as more imminent when they are alone compared to when they are with a group.

Botanists Answer Mystery Of Glowing Buttercups
2011-12-15 09:41:34

As a child, did you ever shine a buttercup flower under your chin and witness a yellow glow to test whether you or your friends like butter?

2011-02-24 11:20:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb.

2010-09-25 01:07:32

Contrary to a thousand face cream adverts, the secret of fertility might not be eternal youth.

2009-11-19 10:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov.

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2009-11-04 07:58:48

A recently published study by scientists Julia C. Brotton and Janet C. Cole from the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University (in a recent issue of HortTechnology) could provide African violet enthusiasts with important care information about the finicky flower.

2009-07-23 17:06:39

Officials in a small Georgia town say they had to get rid of the swans that became local mascots because the birds became too violent. Residents of Mountain Park said Romeo, a male swan, arrived in town several years ago with his mate, Juliet, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.


Latest Viola Reference Libraries

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2009-04-23 11:03:59

Blue Wild Indigo or Blue False Indigo, (Baptisia australis) is an herbaceous perennial and member of the pea family. The genus name is derivative of the ancient Greek word, bapto, which means "immerse", while the detailed name australis is Latin for "southern". Other common names include Indigo Weed, Rattleweed, Rattlebush and Horse Fly Weed. The plants' dye is regularly substituted for that of the superior dye attained from the Indigofera tinctoria, which affirms the common name "blue false...

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2005-07-12 15:38:04

The Heartsease (Viola triocolor) is a common European wild flower and grows as an annual or short-lived perennial. In North America, where it spread widely after its introduction, it is known as the Johnny Jump Up (though this name is also applied to similar native species such as the Yellow Pansy). It is the progenitor of the cultivated Pansy, and is therefore sometimes called the Wild Pansy; before the cultivated Pansies were developed, "pansy" was an alternative name for the wild form....

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2005-07-12 11:20:45

The Pansy or Pansy Violet is a cultivated garden flower. It is derived from the wildflower called the Heartsease or Johnny Jump Up (Viola tricolor), and is sometimes given the subspecies name Viola tricolor hortensis. However, many garden varieties are hybrids and are referred to as Viola × wittrockiana. The name "pansy" also appears as part of the common name of a number of wild flowers belonging, like the cultivated Pansy, to the violet genus Viola. One or two unrelated flowers such as...

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2005-06-23 10:33:32

Violets (genus Viola) are flowers from the family Violaceae, with around 400 species throughout temperate areas of the world. Most violets are herbs found in moist and slightly shaded conditions such as hedgerows. Violets are small perennial plants often with large heart-shaped leaves which flower profusely in spring. The genus includes the Sweet Violet (Viola odorata, the common violet of the English countryside) and Dog Violet, and many other species whose common name includes the word...

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Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.