By: Rex Trulove
Green fountain grass, or Pennisetum setaceum, is a perennial subtropical plant native to Africa, some parts of Asia and in portions of the middle east. It is a plant that is considered an invasive species in some states, such as California. In the right climate...
By: Tenebris
Laboratory drawings are part of the documentation skills necessary for properly documenting a scientific study. Where observation of structures is part of the study, laboratory drawings should be included in the lab journal under "Results". Where the study is bound separately, the drawing should be...
By: Amanda Mittra
Psilotum is a genus that has only two species. They are Psilotum nudum and Psilotum flaccidum. The word Psilotum is derived from the Greek word Psilos which means naked or bare which is in regard to its lack of true leaves on the stem. It...
By: Oluwasegun P. Gbolagun
Vascular tissues are vital and specialised components of vascular plants. It should be noted that not all plants have vascular tissues; this is because these specialized cells are used for extensive transportation of various substances in plants and some plants do not need such components...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Most gardeners consider musk thistle a noxious weed and dig it up and try to eradicate it. Carduus nutans is specifically a plumeless thistle. It has reddish purple spines on a rounded bloom. It belongs to the sunflower family. It comes from South Asia and...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Often mistaken for a common dandelion, sonchus arvensis is a medicinal plant known by many names. Field snow thistle, milk thistle, tree sow thistle, swine thistle, gutweed, dindle and corn snow thistle are all one single plant. Truthfully, in appearance snow thistle does resemble a...
By: James Vigh
According to the Free Dictionary, a carnivorous plant is one that is “adapted to attract, capture and digest primarily insects but also small animals”. There are over 500 different kinds of these meat-eaters - all with different types of appetites and ways of catching...
By: Kyle Ray
Introduction to Stinging Nettles Urtica dioica or sting nettles as it’s more commonly known is a common plant that causes itching and irritation upon contact with skin. Stinging nettles achieves this by having many tiny stinging hairs called trichomes covering it that act like...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Myrtlewood has a number of different names: bay laurel, pepperwood, and Oregon mytlewood. The wood became popular in woodworking in the 1900s. Blond to black are the colors of the wood. The minerals in the soil create the color of the wood. Some other colors...
Overview of common hydrophilic plants in the US
By: Janet Grischy
Hydrophilic plants are adapted to waterlogged conditions. They are found in swamps, marshes, and running water in the U.S., where they face no competition from plants that need drier dirt around their roots. Common hydrophilic plants include the baldcypress of the American South, the...

 

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