Tree profiles: Weeping willow
By: Heather Waelti
The Weeping Willow is a tree that is a preferred tree among tree lovers. Considered a shade tree, the weeping willow is comprised of low hanging branches that give off the look of a canopy. There are over four hundred different species of weeping willow...
By: Catherine Gulyas
“Bessey’s Cactus,” it sounds a lot like a type of desert cactus named after a milking cow. However, “Bessey’s Cactus” is, in fact, not a plant at all. It is a scientific diagram that depicts how angiosperms, or flowering plants...
By: Sammy Stein
Examining a plant specimen takes skill and practice but you can learn to perform examinations with ease and efficiency. Plant specimens are examined for many reasons. It might be to identify the plant itself or to classify a new specimen. It may be to analyse...
What is acacia wood?
By: Heather Waelti
Acacia wood is wood obtained from a genus of shrub known as the Acacia. Acacia was first described by a Swedish botanist who found this particular shrub growing in Africa. While some acacia shrubs come equipped with thorns the majority do not. They are considered...
By: Gemma L. Reece
Acacia is an ancient variety of tree and shrub that grows in the tropical to sub-tropical regions of the world and there are well over a thousand species. The majority of species are native to Australia and the remainder grow around the globe in warm-temperate...
What is acacia wood?
By: Blaise Pascal
Acacia is a variety of tree or shrub found in several places across the globe. There are approximately 1300 different varieties of acacia trees or shrubs, and while Australia contains the majority of the different types of acacia (over 900 species of it), acacia is...
By: Heather Waelti
Wild mustard is one of several species of plant in the genus Brassica kaber and is considered a weed that is most commonly found growing primarily in nurseries throughout the United States. Wild mustard is normally a winter annual but can be a summer annual...
By: Amelia Emery
The Pacific Dogwood, also known as the Western Flowering Dogwood, is a beautiful tree that is native to the Pacific Northwest. Known botanically as Cornus nuttallii, it can be found in deciduous and mixed forests from Southern California all the way north to the southern...
Plant profiles: Flowering dogwood
By: Heather Waelti
The flowering dogwood is a species of dogwood native to eastern North America. Areas of eastern North America where the flowering dogwood can be found thriving and growing include southern Maine, southern Ontario, eastern Kansas and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas and some...
By: Amelia Emery
The Flowering Dogwood is one of the most sought after native America trees for gardens and landscapes. Native to Eastern North America and known botanically as Cornus florida, the Flowering Dogwood produces a beautiful show in all four seasons. The Flowering Dogwood species will grow...

 

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