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Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in...

Indiana Bat Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated...

Woodwardia virginica L Sm Virginia chainfern
2012-06-14 07:34:25

Symbol: WOVI Group: Fern Family: Blechnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ANVI6 Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA,...

Veratrum virginicum L WT Aiton Virginia bunchflower
2012-06-14 08:00:23

Symbol: VEVI5 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   MEDI6 Melanthium dispersum Small     MEVI2 Melanthium virginicum L.   Virginia bunchflower Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY,...

2012-06-14 08:20:17

Symbol: TRPUV Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   TRPUM Trillium pusillum Michx. var. monticulum Bodkin & Reveal   TRVI7 Trillium virginianum (Fernald) C.F. Reed Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:VA, WV Classification:  ...

Triadenum virginicum L Raf Virginia marsh St Johnswort
2012-06-14 08:32:18

Symbol: TRVI2 Group: Dicot Family: Clusiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   HYVI4 Hypericum virginicum L. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT,...

Tephrosia virginiana L Pers Virginia tephrosia
2012-06-14 08:58:47

Symbol: TEVI Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CRLA6 Cracca latidens Small   CRVI7 Cracca virginiana L.   TELA4 Tephrosia latidens (Small) Standl.   TEVIG Tephrosia virginiana (L.) Pers. var. glabra Nutt.   TEVIH Tephrosia virginiana...

Salicornia depressa Standl Virginia glasswort
2012-06-14 10:50:12

Symbol: SADE10 Group: Dicot Family: Chenopodiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Subshrub Native Status: L48    N AK    N HI    I CAN    N SPM    N Synonyms:   SAEU2 Salicornia europaea sensu Wolff & Jefferies, non L.     SAEUP2 Salicornia europaea L. var. pachystachya (W.D.J. Koch) Fernald...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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