Plant profiles: Florida butterfly orchid
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Florida butterfly orchid grows in the swamps of central Florida.The Florida butterfly orchid is the most common wild orchid in the world. It grows on trees instead of the ground. They like the cypress, oak, pop ash, pond apple, cedar, palm and pine...
By: Dena Bolton
You usually do not think of having fragrant blooms in your garden during the winter months, but that is exactly what you will have if there is daphne planted. The fragrant blooms of this shrub usually appear in the late winter and can last into...
By: Dena Bolton
Wintersweet is not the most impressive shrub in the garden throughout most of the year, plus it can take a few years to become established. This changes, however, in the winter once it has taken hold in your garden and when everything else in your...
What are embryophytes?
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Embryophytes are quite simply land plants or terrestrial plant. They include flowers, ferns, trees and mosses along with all other green land plants. The are all complex multicellular (containing more than one cell) eukanyotes (organism whose cells contain complex structures that are inside membranes).This...
Plant profiles: Labrador tea
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Labrador tea comes from a plant that grows in the northern regions of Canada in the Newfoundland and Labrador provinces. Hence it's name. There are three types of Labrador Tea. They are Northern Labrador Tea, Bog Labrador Tea and Western Labrador Tea. Interestingly enough in...
How plants absorb nutrients
By: Sammy Stein
Most people understand that plants, being the wondrous organisms that they are, make sucrose from water and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and that oxygen is released as a bi-product. Yet, for many functions at different stages in the life cycle of a plant, other nutrients...
Botanical families: Lily family
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The lily family is a family of monocotyledons (one of two major groups of flowering plants). They have one seed leaf. Most lilies have parallel veins but some of them have net venation (the veins in the leaf) and flowers that are arranged in groups...
By: Sean Quinn - 564552
"White-top sedge" can refer to either of two similar sedges that grow commonly in marshes, pine woods, and savannahs of the southeastern United States. They were once both referred to by the scientific name dichromena colorata, but now each is classified as a separate genus...
Bryophytes vs tracheophytes: An explanation
By: Perry McCarney
The most basic distinction between plant species, all species that are part of the plant kingdom defined by the taxonomic system as Plantae, is that of either tracheophyte or bryophyte. Every terrestrial (land-based) plant species currently extant (existing) in today's world is one or the...
The importance of acid phosphatase in plants
By: Melody Clearwater
Biochemistry is one of today’s fastest growing fields in science today. The study of Biochemistry helps us understand living organisms better by learning about metabolic pathways, how DNA works to make proteins, and about protein function. The development and advancement of many different laboratory...

 

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