By: Annie Haycock
Red valerian (Centranthus ruber) is a perennial herb or small shrub, native to the Mediterranean region. It is widely naturalised in central and western Europe. It has more recently been introduced to the rest of the world as a garden plant, and has naturalised in...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The sugar pine tree is native to the mountain region of the Pacific Coast. It can be found from Oregon to Baja, California. It is also called the sugar cone pine tree. This species of pine is the largest of all species of pine trees...
By: Melody St. John
White Willow whose scientific name is Salix alba, is a willow species naturally found in Europe, North America and Asia. It has become commonly known as white willow due to the white shade especially visible in the undersides of the leaves. The white willow belongs...
By: Holly Berard
The North American native Pussy Willow is a member of the widely distributed and variegated Willow (Salix) Family. It's Latin name is Salix discolor. Most people who live in regions where Pussy Willow grows will recognize its fuzzy catkins emerging in early spring, heralding the...
Tree profile: White willow
By: Feuilles D'or
The white willow (Salix alba) is named for the characteristic white sheen on the underside of its leaves, caused by a coat of fine, silky hairs. A large, low-branching tree that forms a broad, spreading crown, its root system is shallow —about 24 inches...
Plant profiles: Thrift
By: Gemma L. Reece
To take a walk along the coastline in the late spring and early summer months is a very pleasurable thing to do, but it is made even more spectacular by the pink coloured flowers that occupy every nook and crevice along cliffs and rocky beaches...
By: Richard Lindsay
The shape and appearance of the orchid is where the name Lady's Slipper comes from. These orchids vary in color and some species have a hairy texture. Others are striped or spotted with various colors. They are found from China in the north down to...
By: Catherine Loeffler
Cymbalaria Muralis or the Ivy-leaved Toadflax, By Any and All Names, A Rock-Favoring Survivor The Ivy-leaved toad flax has a proper place in botanical science within the family scrophulariaceae, under the order Lamiales, within the genus Cymbalaria, in the species C. muralis. However, Europe’s...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The process of prussic acid formation in genus Sorghum occurs when HCN, a type of hydrogen cyanide acid, enters the environment of Sorghum grass. It is a triple chemical bond between hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen. It takes nineteen pounds of mature sorghum or to 7...
By: Gemma L. Reece
Bear grass - also known as bear lily, elk grass, squaw grass, turkeybeard and fire lily, is a plant commonly found in many parts of North America. Closely related to the lily family of plants, bear grass grows best in mountain environments, it is a...

 

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