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  • There are supposedly dozens if not hundreds of poisonous herbs that grow around the world. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies warn us about these herbs..yet some of these herbs are used in our meds.

    4 "Poisonous" Herbs Used in Western Medicine

    4 "Poisonous" Herbs Used in Western Medicine

    by Nicole Canfield19

  • This article provides a thorough history of Phylloxera including it's deadly effect on the grape and wine industries, how it spreads, possible ways to prevent an outbreak, and what a Phylloxera outbreak is capable of doing to your vinyard.

    Phylloxera Infestations in Grape Vineyards

    Phylloxera Infestations in Grape Vineyards

    by Kate Daily0

  • The bull thistle is that familiar plant, called a weed, that you see everywhere. Although not native to the US, it has been naturalized and its healthy benefits have been known for ages.

    The Bull Thistle Plant: Is it Just a Weed?

    The Bull Thistle Plant: Is it Just a Weed?

    by CountryCityWoman5

  • Have you ever seen how a cashew grows? When I first saw one, I was shocked. They don't grow like other nuts. The fruit of the cashew tree is a perfect fruit for juicing.

    How Cashews Grow

    How Cashews Grow

    by Mary Wickison18

  • In the fall, the leaves on many trees change color. Have you ever wondered what causes this spectacular display of red, yellow and gold? Nature announces the arrival of Autumn with a colorful array of pigments.

    Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

    Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • Sunflowers are large, daisy-like flowers that open up to reveal hundreds of seeds in the middle. When you see a sunflower in your garden, you know that summer has finally arrived.

    Large Sunflowers Signal Summer and Provide Snacks

    Large Sunflowers Signal Summer and Provide Snacks

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • Insect pests, poor soil, the wrong light conditions, fungal infections, clumsy gardeners... All of these things can kill a tree. Find out how to fix many of these common issues.

    Why Do Trees Get Sick and Die?

    Why Do Trees Get Sick and Die?

    by Will Apse0

  • For some duckweed is a menace, for others it's a Godsend. Here in Brazil, we have built duckweed ponds and are encouraging it to grow to use as an animal feed . This is just one of its many uses.

    The Benefits of Growing Duckweed

    The Benefits of Growing Duckweed

    by Mary Wickison81

  • An illustrated guide to some of the best-smelling flowers in the Hawaiian Islands. Includes colorful pictures and resource links.

    Fragrant Flowers of Hawaii

    Fragrant Flowers of Hawaii

    by TattooKitty11

  • Nature's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! A seed pod can survive over 10 years, floating hundreds of miles, until taking root on an island's shore.

    Facts About the Polynesian Box Fruit Tree

    Facts About the Polynesian Box Fruit Tree

    by Catherine Tally14

  • There are many different types of plants, ranging from grand trees to tiny algae. This is an overview with pictures.

    Types of Plants (With Pictures)

    Types of Plants (With Pictures)

    by Will Apse15

  • This article deals with the characteristics of the three main types of oak trees - the white oak, the red oak and the black oak trees. Read on to find out more about these oak trees.

    Interesting Facts About Oak Trees

    Interesting Facts About Oak Trees

    by Nithya Venkat36

  • A great part of the beauty of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is created by the amazing wealth of exotic plant species that grow on the island. There are, however, many common ones that are definitely the "femme fatales" of the vegetable kingdom.

    Beautiful but Poisonous Plants in Tenerife in the Canary Islands

    Beautiful but Poisonous Plants in Tenerife in the Canary Islands

    by Steve Andrews3

  • Hellebores bloom mainly in late winter and spring. Their flowers are an attractive and welcome sight in nature, gardens, and landscaped areas. Lenten and Christmas roses are both types of hellebores. Many other species and cultivars of hellebores exist, offering gardeners some interesting choices.

    Hellebores: Beautiful Flowers of Late Winter and Spring

    Hellebores: Beautiful Flowers of Late Winter and Spring

    by Linda Crampton36

  • A comparison of the early growth of beans (dicot) versus corn (monocot). Tim Downey As you undoubtedly know, flowering plants are frequently separated into two different classes: the dicots and monocots. Apart from some superficial differences, such...

    How Do Seeds Germinate? Monocots vs. Dicots

    How Do Seeds Germinate? Monocots vs. Dicots

    by lumberjack3

  • Rainforests are the natural world's powerhouse of diversity. Estimates of species numbers run as high as 50 million, and it is the trees that capture the energy that drives the forest...

    Rainforest Trees for Beginners

    Rainforest Trees for Beginners

    by Will Apse3

  • English and Spanish bluebells and hybrids between the two species live in British Columbia and in Britain. In each location, the flowers are admired for their beauty but are also a concern. The concerns are a little different in each location but are important.

    English and Spanish Bluebells: Facts, Photos, and Concerns

    English and Spanish Bluebells: Facts, Photos, and Concerns

    by Linda Crampton30

  • Dandelions are loved by some and disliked by others, as if their destiny was framed by divergent parallel universes. In what universe are you? You might think twice after reading this article.

    Dandelions in Parallel Universes

    Dandelions in Parallel Universes

    by Jorge2

  • Roses are beautiful and often fragrant flowers that have inspired gardeners for many years. They produce a useful oil and tasty fruits called rose hips. The flowers have many symbolic meanings.

    Roses: Flower Facts, Photos, and Symbolic Meanings

    Roses: Flower Facts, Photos, and Symbolic Meanings

    by Linda Crampton18

  • Whether you love it, hate it, or don’t know much about it, marijuana is becoming a part of many American’s lives. It's legal in many states for medical and recreational usage.

    Marijuana: History, Medicine, and Industry

    Marijuana: History, Medicine, and Industry

    by Doug West1

  • The southwestern area of British Columbia in Canada has some beautiful wildflowers. In this article I include photos and descriptions of seven of my favourite spring blossoms—skunk cabbage, salmonberry, Indian plum or osoberry, dandelion, Pacific bleeding heart, English daisy, and flowering currant.

    Spring Wildflowers in Southwestern British Columbia

    Spring Wildflowers in Southwestern British Columbia

    by Linda Crampton22

  • Are you sure your houseplants are not hearing and discussing you? Find out what facts will make you believe in it.

    Are Plants Alive?

    Are Plants Alive?

    by Rada Heger0

  • To say there are quite a few different use of a coconut is a huge understatement, there are hundreds of uses of this fruit of the Palm Tree. Every part of the coconut and the tree has a purpose.

    Different Uses for a Coconut

    Different Uses for a Coconut

    by Suzanne Ridgeway27

  • Who doesn't love oak trees? They're big, beautiful, useful, and can live for hundreds of years. Here's a list of some, with pictures of bark and leaf descriptions to aid in identification. Happy oak hunting!

    Types of Oak Trees (With Pictures of Trunk Bark)

    Types of Oak Trees (With Pictures of Trunk Bark)

    by Rachel Koski7

  • Stem can be herbaceous and woody which is one of the main structural axes of a vascular plant. t is also an important part that holds the flowers and leaves of plants.

    Uses and Importance of Stems to Man

    Uses and Importance of Stems to Man

    by Kenneth C Agudo5

  • Plants are equipped to adapt to environmental situations and stressors, just like humans. They also respond to tactile stimulation, but do plants actually have feelings?

    Do Plants Have Feelings?

    Do Plants Have Feelings?

    by Catherine Tally43

  • Horse chestnut trees are beautiful ornamental plants. They produce a nut-like seed called a conker that is used to play a traditional game known as conkers.

    The Horse Chestnut Tree and Conkers

    The Horse Chestnut Tree and Conkers

    by Linda Crampton36

  • Salvias are a lovely,elegant, upright flower that hummingbirds love and bees find beneficial. They hail from all over the world and are full of surprises. Read on to find out more.

    Salvias for Your Garden

    Salvias for Your Garden

    by thoughtfulgirl21

  • Pentas lanceolata also known as starflower, Egyptian star clusters, Egyptian star flower & Egyptian stars is grown as a ground cover plant. Do you know that this pentas plant is also a medicinal plant

    Does Pentas Plants Have Medicinal Values?

    Does Pentas Plants Have Medicinal Values?

    by Mazlan3

  • The bunya pine produces huge and often very heavy cones. Its large seeds are both edible and tasty. The tree has a strange appearance and some unusual features.

    The Bunya Pine: A Strange and Useful Tree

    The Bunya Pine: A Strange and Useful Tree

    by Linda Crampton104

  • The experiments prove that music increases the plant growth. The visible light and sound in electromagnetic spectrum increase the photosynthesis and get converted and stored as chemical energies....

    The Effect of Music on Plant Growth and Pests

    The Effect of Music on Plant Growth and Pests

    by Sanjay Sharma24

  • This is a list of some of the endangered flowers in the world, some of which are no longer found in the wild and are cultivated and grown in botanical gardens for preservation into posterity.

    Rare Blooming Flowers

    Rare Blooming Flowers

    by Dip Mtra12

  • Some carnivorous plants such as bromeliads and pitcher plants possess pools of liquid which they use as pitfall traps. Within these pools are rich communities of microbes and tiny invertebrate animals which have evolved to inhabit these pools.

    Carnivorous Plants Reveal Hidden Microbial Diversity

    Carnivorous Plants Reveal Hidden Microbial Diversity

    by Jack Dazley0

  • Many species of plants living in nutrient poor environments utilise animals such as insects to derive nutrients. A variety of trap designs for capturing and killing insects have evolved in plants.

    The Diversity and Ecology of Carnivorous Plants

    The Diversity and Ecology of Carnivorous Plants

    by Jack Dazley0

  • Learn how to identify species of palm trees can be very useful when deciding which species to plant in your area. By studying the characteristics and USDA Climate Zones, your garden can be an oasis.

    How to Identify Species of Palm Trees

    How to Identify Species of Palm Trees

    by Elizabeth Rayen30

  • Discover a side of Minnesota you might not know about: flowers! 11 flower images and information on what they are and where they grow, including a short video. Take a poll at the end to vote for your favorite.

    Minnesota Wildflowers (Image Gallery)

    Minnesota Wildflowers (Image Gallery)

    by Faceless3935

  • The dragon blood tree of Socotra Island has an unusual appearance. It secretes a red resin known as dragon's blood when its bark is injured. The resin is used in many ways. The island is home to other fascinating and often unique organisms besides the tree.

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    by Linda Crampton52

  • Tomatoes are nutritious fruits (or vegetables) with an interesting history, but they often lack flavor compared to tomatoes of the past. A discovery by scientists should be helpful in creating tastier fruits. Some strategies for obtaining tomatoes with a better taste already exist.

    Tomatoes: Plant Facts, Interesting History, and Fruit Flavor

    Tomatoes: Plant Facts, Interesting History, and Fruit Flavor

    by Linda Crampton48

  • Arriving at work shortly after sunrise on a recent spring morning my wife noticed a beautiful white flower on one of the cacti in the gardens on the grounds where she works. Unlike many other species of cacti, such as the majestic saguaro or the...

    Peruvian Apple Cactus and Its Night Blooming Flowers

    Peruvian Apple Cactus and Its Night Blooming Flowers

    by Chuck Nugent9

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