By: Amelia Emery
Indian tobacco is an herbaceous annual plant native to North America. Known botanically as Lobelia inflata, it can be found growing wild in moist wooded and open habitats primarily in the Eastern United States. Indian tobacco grows approximately 36 inches tall in clumps that are...
By: Kimberly Napier
Viola is one of 22 genera of plants in the violet family Violaceae. There are about 500 different species throughout the world. Many are found in the Northern Hemisphere where the climate is temperate; however, there are some found in other areas such as Australasia...
By: Loredana Ghitescu
Seeds develop from the ripened ovule of plants after it has been fertilized by the pollen from the male plant. Their shape resembles that of the mother ovule while their size varies as they develop. A seed contains three parts: an embryo, a supply of...
By: Zahra Hamdani
If you have bought a bouquet of carnations, than you are familiar with the dianthus genus, which includes carnations, sweet williams, and cottage pinks. This genus, which is in the scientific family of Caryophyyllaceae, actually has 300 species and its name comes from the Greek...
Tree profiles: Ohio buckeye
By: Richard Lindsay
The Buckeye Tree can be found in many states throughout the US. However, the state of Ohio has such a fascination with the tree that it is called the Buckeye state. They even designated the Buckeye Tree as the official state tree of Ohio in...
By: Shannon Farlouis
There are a variety of spring wildflowers to be found growing on marshy ground. Some of these wildflowers include Bluebells, Anemone, Bugle, and Stitchwort. The Bluebells carpet the marshy areas during the spring season. They are one of the most common of spring wildflowers...
Plant profile: Great mullein
By: Rex Trulove
Great mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a plant that most people have probably seen, and yet many of them may not have given the plant a second thought. In part, this may be because it is so common along roadsides and waste areas, especially those that...
Saskatoon berries: Identification and uses
By: Connie Earl Robertson
Saskatoon berries are one of the new super foods. They are loaded with antioxidants which help fight against cancer, heart disease and aging. They boost the immune system and help fight against the free radicals that attempt to destroy the body. These berries grow on...
By: J. Lang Wood
Mangroves are a family of plants that thrive in coastal waters and tidal zones. They are a remarkably diverse group of plants that have adapted to a wide variety of marsh environments and help to improve the quality of the water in which they grow...
By: Nancy Hayden
Where the land meets the sea and the salty ocean mixes with the fresh water, marine and terrestrial life must live together. This results in a region where a wide variety of animals exist in harmony, but where only a special type of plant life...

 

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