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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable? It depends on your school of thought. Explore the topic botanically, horticulturally and from a homeowners perspective.

    Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable?

    Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable?

    by Brandon Lobo52

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Ridgeway26

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    by Linda Crampton52

  • 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

  • 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

  • As autumn arrives, the leaves on many trees change color. Have you ever wondered why you see this spectacular display of red, yellow and gold?

    Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

    Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton102

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