By: Perry McCarney
All angiosperms are tracheophytes, but not all tracheophytes are angiosperms. We group plant species together in a multitude of ways based on specific physiological (function) and/or anatomical (form) characteristics; tracheophytes and angiosperms are names given to two of those groupings. It should be realized that...
By: Dena Bolton
The redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregano) is one of a species of low-growing perennials commonly called wood sorrels. This particular species of oxalis derives its name from the fact that it is a native of the western North American redwood forests. (It can also be found...
Plant profiles: Southern cattail
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Southern cattail is a tall perennial that grows in marshy areas. It can grow up to 10 feet tall in some places. The female spike of the cattail grows from 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide. The leaves are yellowish green in color and grow...
By: Lynette Alice
Fans of going green have a new hero in Chinese researcher Dr, Yen-Hsun Wu who has discovered a new secret in the field of luminescence. As far fetched as it may seem, it was discovered that by implanting gold nanoparticles in the leaves of trees...
Plant profiles: Venus flytrap
By: Terrence Aym
Some horror movies love to feature man-eating plants. Whether the hungry plant is stumbled upon by intrepid explorers deep in shadowy jungles, discovered on a wild and dangerous alien planet, or hidden in the back of a florist shop managed by a mad proprietor, the...
Plant profiles: Painted trillium
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Painted trillium is a wildflower. The scientific name for this flower is Trillium undulatum. It is a member of the genus trillium and is found from Ontario in the north to the Carolinas in the south and from Michigan in the west to Nova...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Yellow rattle is a flowering plant .It's proper name is Rhinanthus minor and is a part of the genus Thinanthus in the family Orobanchaceae. It is a native of Western Asia and Europe. It is a semi-parasite of the British grasslands. For centuries it...
Plant profiles: Beaked hazel
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Beaked hazels are a deciduous (leaf shedding during season changes) hazel. The scientific classification is Corylus cornuta. This shrubby hazel can be found in most of the North American continent from eastern Canada south to California and Georgia. It grows in woody areas on the...
Plant profiles: Miner's lettuce
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Miner's lettuce is an annual plant, which means it lives only one season. This plant is native to coastal areas and the western mountains of North America all the way from the southern parts of Alaska and central British Columbia to South America. They most...
Plant profiles: Twinflower
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The twinflower is from the Honeysuckle family. The scientific classification for this plant is Linnaea borealis. It is a woodland subshrub. The stems are prostrate, pubescent and slender. They grow from twenty to forty centimeters long and have evergreen, rounded oval shaped leaves that are...

 

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