By: Jillian Jacobs
Gymnosperms and angiosperms make up all of the plants classified as seed plants, meaning that they produce pollen grains and seeds. These seeds are all well protected from drying out. However, there are numerous differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms. The term gymnosperm comes from the...
Plant profiles: Bunchberry
By: Michael Smoker
The bunchberry (cornus canadensis or chamaepericlymenum canadense) is a small, shade-loving deciduous plant that grows near the Pacific coast of North America. It is also known as dwarf dogwood, puddingberry, pigeonberry, dwarf cornel and crackerberry. The pigeonberry name comes from the New England area, where...
Plant profiles: Dollarweed
By: Barbara Stanley
Dollarweed is a summer perennial weed better known as Pennywort.The Pennywort bears a small white flower with five petals on the end of a long stem where the flowers form in clusters. Pennywort grows along the Atlantic coastline from Maine to Florida and westward...
What is seagrass?
By: Sharon O'Connell
Seagrasses are underwater flowering plants that are commonly found in Florida’s bays, lagoons and other shallow coastal waters. Seagrass can be found in small patches and eventually spread to cover large areas over time. These larger areas are called meadows. Seagrass is incredibly valuable...
Plant profiles: Coral bean
By: Kathryn Kirby
Plant profiles: Coral Bean Coral Beans are a member of the Legume family and are also known as the Cherokee Bean. Native to Texas and Mexico, they will survive in colder climates. In most areas, the branches die back in the winter and re-emerge in...
Types of wild plants which are invasive
By: Sharon O'Connell
Increasing urbanization and demand for agricultural lands has led to the rapid disappearance of native habitats. Many areas are designating areas to preserve and protect native habitats in orter to protect native plant and animal species. Non-native plants are the weeds of the wild. They...
Best ways to identify the different types of mushrooms
By: Sharon O'Connell
There are a number of old sayings and folklore associated with identifying mushrooms. Some people believe that all mushrooms are edible and that only toadstools are poisonous. Some believe that if you put a silver spoon into a pot of boiling water with a mushroom...
Facts about Hemerocallis fulva
By: Mac Pike
Roadside treasure: Drive along a country lane in the north east at any time in late spring or early summer and chances are you will see them paralleling the thoroughfare, stretching into the roadway for that extra nurturing sunbeam. They are Tiger lilies, or Hemerocallis...
Differences between toadstools and mushrooms
By: Michael Smoker
A mushroom is scientifically defined as one of a family of land-borne fungi that grow in moist conditions and are sometimes edible. Mushrooms are normally associated with the standard cultivated mushroom shape of a stem and a cap, but many wild mushrooms have many different...
By: Alanna Rose
Poison Ivy may look like a harmless plant, but it can cause contact dermatitis just by touching it. Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to something that you have touched which, in the case of poison ivy, is a resin called urushiol oil. This allergic...

 

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