By: Annie Haycock
The cowslip was once a common and familiar plant of spring meadows. However, it has declined considerably due to agricultural improvements, but more recently has been included in wildflower seed mixes sown along new road verges. The bunched arrangement of the nodding flowers earned the...
By: Annie Haycock
Introduction From May to July, Ragged Robin adds a glow of pink to the vegetation of damp places in its native Europe. This species is a member of the Carnation family (Caryophyllaceae) and therefore related to the campions and catchflies. It is also known as...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Cowslip is a flowering plant that has a few nicknames. It is also called Key of Heaven, Fairy Cups, Buckles, or Key Flower. This plant has beautiful deep yellow flowers that bloom in the spring. They can be found growing in Europe, Asia and...
Plant profiles: Harebell
By: Shawn Wells
Harebell is a member of the bellflower family commonly found across Northern Europe and most of the Northern Hemisphere. This plant grows in clumps and produces tiny, blue bell-shaped flowers at the end of its long, thin stalk. Its stem leaves are long and thin...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Ragged Robin is a species of plant that is native to Europe. It can be found growing wild along roadsides, meadows and pastures. Modern farming and the draining of wetlands are causing the populations of this flower to decline. The flowering plant is called...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Bluebell is a spring flowering plant. It is also called the wood bell or English bluebell. The flowers are a beautiful lavender-blue and they are shaped like a bell. These flowers bloom in the months of April and May. The flowers have a very...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
In Chinese culture true balance is achieved by aligning the two complementary forces in the universe; the yin and yang. The yin is the female, negative, or cold force. The yang is masculine, positive, and warm. Everything, including medicinal herbs, can be categorized as either...
By: Joann Spears
“Unmoved I saw you blooming, Your crimson cap uplooming…” John Burroughs, the poet who wrote “To the Bee Balm”, apparently passed by some of it one day without even noticing, until it was pointed out to him by his lady love. She...
The differences between American ginseng and Asian ginseng
By: Andrew Chai
Ginseng is a perennial plant (a plant that lasts for more than two years in life) with roots, both of which are slow growing. Ginseng is used in the the Western and the Eastern world, although it is only found in the northern hemisphere, with...
By: Blaise Pascal
The phylum Bryophyte comprises all land plants (embryophytes) which are non-vascular. The non-vascular means that the plants of this type do not have the vascular tissue of other plants that is used to circulate liquids throughout the plant. These plants also reproduce using spores and...

 

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