The meanings behind flower colors
By: Sammy Stein
The meanings behind flower colors stem largely from the Victorian era. The Victorians had a fascination with secret meanings and messages. The sending of flowers was one way for gentlemen and ladies to communicate and the flower type,color and even the way the ribbon...
By: Omar Salvador
Many people know what happens when one comes into contact with poison ivy or poison oak - the affected skin areas become acutely inflamed. In the early stages of the inflammation, tiny blisters densely cover the intensely itching and swollen skin areas. Linear blisters also...
By: Janet Grischy
The Western Redcedar, thuja plicata, is also called the giant arborvitae, the giant tree of life. The name is properly spelled Redcedar, not Red Cedar, to signal that the tree is not a true cedar. A member of the tough and resinous cypress family, this...
Tree profiles: Western red cedar
By: Amelia Emery
The Western Red cedar is one of the most well known trees of the pacific northwest region of North America. Known botanically as Thuja plicata, it is not actually a true cedar but a member of the Cypress family that includes cypress trees, arborvitaes and...
Tree profiles: Western red cedar
By: Peter Truman
The giant Western Red Cedars are a member of the Cypress family, and some of these trees live for thousands of years. The trees' longevity makes the Western Red Cedar forests a national treasure which cannot be replaced. These trees are also an important part...
The history of the stevia plant
By: Melissa Murphy - 565406
Native to South America and grown in other tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, Stevia is an herb cultivated for its leaves that contain an extract that is exponentially sweeter than sugar. Ancient Origins of Stevia Evidence indicates that Stevia was first used by...
By: Heather Waelti
Native to the America’s Western Hemisphere and Eastern Asia’ s Northern Hemisphere, the Cockleburs are a genus of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. They have leaves and stems that die at the end of the growing season but before that, the Cocklebur will...
By: Lenna Gonya
Everyone knows the tough and determined dandelion. The Taraxacum officinale, or the common dandelion, is undoubtedly the most easily recognizable plant in America. It makes its home from coast to coast, and, depending on how you feel about it, it is either seen as a...
By: Amelia Emery
Out of all of the plants that are considered weeds in the United States, the humble dandelion holds a place of distinction. Known for its stubborn nature of invading newly cleared land and hard to eliminate tap root, dandelions are a bane to gardeners...
Tree profiles: Western hemlock
By: Heather Waelti
Tsuga Heterophylla, the Western Hemlock, is a species of Hemlock trees native to the west coast of North America, expanding all the way north to the Kenai Peninsula and as far south as Sonoma County, California. The Western Hemlock is a large growing evergreen coniferous...

 

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