Are endangered plants worthy of protection?
By: James Johnson
Rare plants and animals are both protected under the Endangered Species Act in both the United States and internationally by the United Nations. There are actually three categories for classifying orchids in Conference it International Trade in Endangered Species, Class 1 is extremely protected and...
By: M E Skeel
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi, so the question is really: are fungi plants? This is a vexing question and has led to fungi being placed in their own kingdom. At a cellular level, fungi and true plants share an important common characteristic. They...
The life cycle of a moss explained
By: Patricia Smith - 509608
Mosses are small plants that grow in cushiony green tufts in moist, shady places. Most people are familiar with the tiny-leafed moss gametophyte, but the sporophyte is not as obvious.In moss, the gametophyte and sporophyte phases exist as separate organisms. For the rest of...
By: Sammy Stein
In the plant kingdom is our future - this is not some far-fetched wacky point of view but a fact. Plants hae always been the source of life for us. They are the first organisms to harvest energy from the sun, they form the base...
By: Sammy Stein
Gymnosperms are named after the Latin terms gymno meaning naked and sperma meaning seed. They are flowering plants which produce seeds which are not in a protective ovary - so , naked seeds.In most flowering plants like the angiosperms the flowers are pollinated and the...
By: Arif Naseem
Dicotiledneas or flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or plants. Dicotyledonous plants and placed in the class Magnoliopsida. Flowering plants, or angiosperms, monocotyledonous dicotiledneas do embryos, a single page. See how the distinction between monocotyledons dicotiledneas certain other characteristics between the two groups...
Botany: The Sycamore Maple (Acer Pseudoplatanus)
By: Henrique
The sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus, which belongs to the Aceraceae family and the Acer genus is arguably one of the most visually attractive tree species in the world.The Acer pseudoplatanus is characterized for being a large deciduous tree with a rounded and wide canopy...
By: Sammy Stein
Lichens consist of fungal and algal parts, living in symbiosis with each other. The fungus provides the main body of the lichen while the algae provides a means to manufacture food by the prescence of chlorophyll. Both organisms depend on each other and because two...
By: Sammy Stein
The plant family of angiosperms (flowering plants) is divided into two major groups - the monocotyledons and the dicotyledons. Monocotyledons consist of the, grasses, palms, lilies and a few other plant groups whereas the dicotyledons are made up of almost every plant you can think...
Medicines derived from plant poisons
By: James Johnson
Medicines, they are extremely important if the world today. As there become more people on the planet and transportation becomes faster, diseases spread faster. People also want everything quicker, not taking the time after an illness to allow their body to rest and recuperate. This...

 

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