By: Jack Winter
Intermediate Response HypothesisExperimentation through diversity with fire: Boreal Forrest Biome The intermediate response hypothesis is based upon dominance of species and how to limit that dominance through fire. Our goal was to make the forest more diverse in terms of species. In so doing we...
By: Deb Franklin
What's in YOUR medicine cabinet?Right now, right this minute, you probably have a cornucopia of herbal based compounds in your medicine cabinet. Most people are unaware of the intimate connection between the plants in their yard or garden and the medications they take on...
By: Vadim Osadchi
Studies show that 80% of our world's population currently uses medicines made of plant or plant extracts for vast healthcare purposes. Many of today's most popular medicines have compounds derived from the long, effective history of herbal healing. These include opium, aspirin, digitalis, and the...
By: E.M.Robinson
You can preserve the lovely structure of different kinds of leaves. Skeletonize leaves to enjoy their natural beauty long after you find the leaves you like. The vein structure of the leaves you choose can be used as decorations, bookmarks, gifts, or mementos. What a...
By: Elizabeth Moon
Increasingly, habitat restoration is taking place on private lands, as more landowners become interested in the loss of species diversity in their regions. Some landowners are aware that their land supports endemic plant species, and species that may be decreasing, and choose to manage their...
By: Kevin Fitzgerald - 174683
Lichens, working partnerships of fungi, green algae and in some cases, photosynthesizing bacteria, are all around us, but so unassuming that either you've never noticed them or passed them off as non-living objectoids. If you know lichens when you see them, you may have wondered...
By: Santi Meintjes
The fever tree is an African thorn tree of the genus Acacia. Acacias occur naturally everywhere except in Europe and Antarctica, but are most prevalent in Australia (729 species - most well known is the wattle) and Africa (115 species). The scientific name of the...
By: Tom Palmer - 327901
When a plant species is present in only one or two wildlife preserves on the entire planet, you might think protecting any plants of this species that are found elsewhere would be important. The Endangered Species Act says otherwise in an indirect way. If you...
By: Mushroom
A tree shares one thing in common with a human being it's a living organism. And like all living organisms their life expectancy will depend on their environment in which they live. Trees living in open areas are more prone to damage caused by gale...
By: Leonard Konis
Leonotis Leonurus (Lion's Tail (Flowers sometimes resemble the ears of a lion 13 ) or Wild Dagga or Cannabis 4) member of the mint family of plants. 1 Wild Dagga is a strong shrub, which grows: Two to three inches tall and 1.5 millimeter...

 

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