Plant profiles: Pacific dogwood
By: Heather Waelti
The Pacific Dogwood is a species of dogwood tree that is native to western North America from the beautiful lowlands of southern British Columbia to the enormous mountains of southern California. There is also a population of pacific dogwood trees that thrive in central Idaho...
By: Amanda Mittra
The relationship between timothy grass and hay fever is almost undeniable. There is a direct influence of timothy grass upon people who are prone to allergies such as hay fever. While it may be one of the best sources of fodder for grazing animals, especially...
By: Rex Trulove
Skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea) is classified as a noxious weed in many areas, though it is not a plant native to the United States. Difficult to eradicate, this perennial spreads well and can be locally abundant. There are relatively few leaves on each plant, and they...
By: Dale Creelman
Armoracia Rusticana, more commonly known as horseradish, is the herb that bites back. It is that bite that kept this pungent herb from widespread use as a condiment until the last 200 to 300 years. Its medicinal use, however, dates back to at least the...
By: Emily Jensen
There are hundreds of great botanic gardens of the world. Starting to the North in Canada, you can visit the 55 acre Butchart Gardens. For someone visiting the Butchart Gardens for the first time, the best advice that someone can give you is to plan...
By: Kimberly Napier
Flowering plants or angiosperms are a diverse life form. They include grasses, mosses, ferns, vines, and many others. They make up the largest division in the plant kingdom. Plants are beneficial for other living things on Earth. They provide oxygen, carbon dioxide, shelter, clothing, food...
By: Richard Chipchase
Michigan is one of the most aptly named states of America. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa which means “large water” or “large lake”, and given the state's location in the midst of the Great Lakes, you can see why it...
By: Amelia Emery
The genus Pinus refers to the group of evergreen conifers commonly known as pines or pine trees. Of the family Pinaceae, Pinus is one of the largest genera and has over 100 species found world wide. Members of this genus can be found mainly inhabiting...
By: Blaise Pascal
Plant terminology can be quite confusing, especially with words like gymnosperms and pteridophytes. The names don’t really convey any information about what they both refer to, at least for most people. What these two groups are, and the differences between them, will be explained...
By: Chele Norrie
Aquaponics and hydroponics technologies have advanced within the last three decades. Despite the fact that the farming methods have much in common and benefit each other, there are distinct differences between the two. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel or liquid...

 

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