Why is it important to differentiate sedges and grasses?
By: James Johnson
Long ago, when people were a bit more flexible and in touch with the land, there was a short little rhyme that taught people how to separate sedges from grasses. It is no longer socially acceptable, but goes "Sedges have edges and cut, Rushes rush...
By: Terri Mcdaniel
What Are Tracheophytes? There are basically two types of plant life that grow on land these being bryophytes and tracheophytes. Bryophytes have no root, leaves or stems. Mosses, hornworts and liverworts fall into this category. Tracheophytes have roots, stems and leaves. Trees, shrubs, grains...
How non-native species affect an ecosystem
By: Tiffany Aliano
Abstract The following article will briefly define what an ecosystem is as well as go into depth on how certain circumstances of changing factors within an environment can bring about devastating results. To further this discussion, this paper will describe two separate instances that...
By: Janet Grischy
Toxicity in plants is often a matter of application and degree. Many plant medicines derive from deadly poisons, and many medicines are poisons if overused. Poisons also have their uses in the world. Foxglove Digitalis, foxglove, grows in many gardens. Its tall spikes of purple...
How to teach children about plants
By: Jose Plancarte
Teaching a child about plants can seem to be a daunting task at first, however, this is not the case. Children are naturally curious about the world that surrounds them. Do you remember how many questions you asked as a child? In fact, the best...
Why are angiosperms important?
By: Brinda Junkere
The basic definition for angiosperms is that they are flowering plants. Angiosperms produce a seed or seeds enclosed by a fruit. They also have roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Angiosperms are the biggest group in the animal kingdom. This includes all agricultural crops (corn...
Why are gymnosperms different than angiosperms?
By: Anita Galves
To explain why gymnosperms are different than angiosperms, we need to describe each group first. Angiosperms are the largest group of plants in the plant kingdom. They are known as the flowering plants and consist of 250,000 species. The name angiosperm is Greek...
By: Nicole Nehme
Originally marketed as "The first kitchen garden appliance", The Aerogarden is not really thought of as a learning tool. I think of it as a mini garden lab. You will be growing plants from seed in a very controlled environment. The sun (lights) will come...
Save a tree's life: Don't peel bark
By: Frances Stanford
The bark of a tree serves an important purpose in the life of a tree. It is the outer covering and protects it from the elements in much the same way as skin does for humans and animals. Many people are surprised to learn that...
By: Sammy Stein
Not all plants are flowering ones although these by far are the largest group. Within flowering plants, there are two disctinct divisions, the gymnosperms and the angiosperms. The names mean naked seed and enclosed seed respectively. Gymnosperms produce seeds which are not enclosed in part...

 

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