By: Amelia Emery
The Western hemlock can be found in the western region North America and is one of the most beautiful trees of the Pacific Northwest. It is the state tree of Washington and can be found as far north as southern Alaska and as far south...
Tree profiles: Western hemlock
By: Nick Ford
The Western hemlock is a distinctive tree that is associated with the temperate rain forests that are found along the Pacific coast of North America from the Kenai peninsula north of the Alaskan Pan Handle to the Sonoma County in California. Apart from a pocket...
By: Omar Salvador
Viruses comprise one of the groups of causative agents of plant infections, the others being fungi, bacteria, some parasitic higher plants, and nematodes. Plant viruses, other than those few that may cause disease in both the insect vectors and the plant, do not infect humans...
By: T. Gene
Most people are intimately familiar with the telltale signs of allergies during spring or early summer. Some of the best indicators of changes in seasons seem to be the puffy, watery, itchy eyes, along with stuffy noses. People with these symptoms suffer from a condition...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Dianthus carnation is a part of the family, Caryophyllaceae. There are around 300 species in the genus of this flowering plant. It is mainly found in Europe and Asia. There are a few species that extend south to north America. One species is found...
An overview of vernalization in plants
By: Amelia Emery
Spring time is always a popular season for just about everyone who cannot wait to see sunny days and warmer temperatures. Spring is also the time when most plants begin to break out of their winter dormancy and start to leaf out and flower. It...
By: Sylvia Farley
In the Journal of American Society of Plant Biologists, Plant Cell. 2004 October; 16(10): 2553–2559. Richard Amasino explores the history of research into the process of vernalisation. Vernalisation is the process by which seeds or plants are prepared for spring, by a long period...
Overlooked facts about hemp
By: tt
Hemp 2002 Hemp has existed naturally for thousands of years. In Rethinking Hemp, Wilke (1996) said, "Hemp's history goes back 10,000 years, when paper made from it was used for Chinese documents" (p.1). The United States Constitution was written on hemp as well...
By: Dyana Hepburn
Lady's Bedstraw is a flowering perennial which is popular in Europe but has been transplanted around the world. It grows requiring little care and has many uses other than just as an attractive leafy green flowering plant with yellow leaves. It's full name is Our...
Tree profiles: Lemon tree
By: Zoe Van-de-Velde
Tree Profile: The Lemon Tree The lemon tree (Latin name Citrus Limon) is one of the most popular citrus trees that can be grown indoors or outside. The exact origins of the lemon tree are unknown but it is believed they may have come from...

 

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