By: Sammy Stein
Flowers serve one purpose for the plant and that is to attract a pollinator. They may be scented, offer sweet nectar but it is attracting the pollinator- be it bat, moth, bee or other insect or even wind or water, which is their aim. Pollen...
By: Sammy Stein
Leaves are the chemical factories of the leaf, converting sunlight energy through a series of cycles and chemical reactions, combined with atoms from water and carbon dioxide molecules, to re-arrange them into simple sugars. These are the basic building blocks for any number of fats...
What is malus domestica?
By: Jane Allyson
The apple tree is one of the earliest known of cultivated fruits and its depiction has percolated down through the ages in our legends, folklore and traditions to symbolise such things as knowledge, sin, beauty, redemption, love and sexuality, youth and good health. Globally...
By: Wendy R.
Leaves are the above ground organs of plants which undergo photosynthesis, the process responsible for the color of the plants leaves. Because photosynthesis takes place in the plant leaves, it is thought that the shape of the leaf plays an important role in how much...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Bryology is the study of the plant order Bryophyta, (Philips, 1980) which contains the sub-classes of Mosses (Musci), Liverworts (Hepaticae) and Hornworts (Anthocerotophyta). In taxonomic classification terms these simple plants are contained within the sub-Phylum of bryophytes and are the ancestors of the first land...
What is botany?
By: Amanda Mittra
Botany, plain and simple, is the study of plants. The study of every form of living thing that comes under the Plant kingdom or Kingdom Plantae falls under the study of Botany. It comprises of plants such as algae, fungi, lichens, gymnosperms,angiosperms,etc...
By: R.A. Scott
We are all familiar with our siblings. We can recognize our brothers and sisters even after years of not seeing them. We can also recognize other members of our families after an introduction or two. So can a number of animals but that really surprises...
By: Tom Brend
Plant morphology is a field of botanic biology, researching the form and structure of plants according either to: - their biological function - a pre-defined morphological system (by comparing plant features against the system) - experimental morphology (by changing the plant's enviroment and/or state of...
By: Janet Grischy
Cedar, redwood, hemlock, spruce, and pine are all conifers. Conifers are gymnosperms. That is, they are trees, or occasionally shrubs, that bear naked seeds in cones. They never bear flowers, as most people understand flowers. In the commonest plants, the angiosperms, flowers are an essential...
Medicinal drugs from common plants
By: Sarah Ganly
Herbal Plants with Medicinal Properties Many plants have medicinal properties that should not be taken for granted. There are many methods of preparing herbs that can make them easily consumed by people who are sick. These herbs can be prepared easily and grow without...

 

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