Types of wild plants which are invasive
By: Greg Spinks
Invasive plants can do serious ecological damage to native plants, insects, marine life and wildlife. Invasive plants, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources (DCNR) can be trees, shrubs, vines and grasses, which aggressively dominate the landscape. They are difficult and expensive to...
By: Timothy Trotter
Salvia Divinorum is a psychoactive plant that produces strong hallucinogenic effects when smoked or taken otherwise. Whilst currently legal in most Western countries, there has been a substantial amount of pressure to make the substance illegal, as its effects are usually stronger than that of...
How to recognize poison sumac
By: Michael Smoker
Poison sumac is a shrub or small tree that grows in water-oversaturated soil, primarily in swamps and marshes. All parts of the poison sumac plant are toxic to the touch, causing a severe rash, and the smoke from burning poison sumac can be fatal if...
Plant profiles: Glacier lily
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Glacier Lilies are a wild flower. They are native to north America and grown mainly from California to Alberta and over to New Mexico.They are usually found slopes, in clearings and mountain meadows. They grow in the sub-alpine zone. That is the zone just...
By: Dr. Dinusha Dharmaratna
Seagrass and importance Seagrasses are angiosperms and perform a wide spectrum of biological, physical, ecological, social and commercial functions in the marine environment. Seagrass ecosystems play an important role in nutrient cycling and in the food web. Seagrass ecosystems provide nursery grounds for many commercial...
Plant profiles: Black-eyed Susan
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The black-eyed susan is probably the most common wildflower in North America. It is an annual or perennial and is native to the eastern United States. This brightly colored flower has a raised domed brown center and beautiful yellow florets or petals. This brown center...
How to recognize a blackberry bush
By: Vilie Farah
Blackberry is a member of the Rubus genus, Rosaceae family. Nearly 250 types of blackberry variations are known to grow in Europe, North America and Mid-Asia. In the wild, blackberries grow mainly in dry valleys, hills and the rocky parts of the mountains.A total...
By: Sammy Stein
People often wonder at the differences between animals and plants. Just how do you define what a plant is as opposed to a fungus or an animal? Well, there are three kingdoms of life, animals, plants and fungi and in each kingdom the organisms making...
Botanical families: Sunflower family
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The sunflower (Asteraceae) family is the largest plant family on earth. There are over 24,000 species in the sunflower family.There are two other species that come close in size to the sunflower. They are the Orchid family and the Legume family. Orchids have...
Plants that attract beneficial insects
By: Sammy Stein
Beneficial insects are the workforce of many successful gardens and crop production areas. They will pollinate flowers, enabling fruit and vegetables to develop, ensure seed production and that the cycle of life continues. They also, in many cases, devour pests of your ornamental plants and...

 

1 44 45 46 47 48 85