By: Nan Keltie
When it comes to landscaping your property, there are many sizes and shapes of trees to consider. Some soften the landscape while others make a bold, dramatic statement. In order to have the beautiful, well-balanced yard you want, consider the guide below, which features various...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Every state in the U.S. has some concern about invasive plants and will work to compile a list of invasive plant species based on their potential to cause damage. Residents of almost every state can look to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA)...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is a perennial plant that thrives in damp meadows, marshes and along the banks of rivers and seas. Marshmallow originated in Middle East and the Mediterranean regions; however, in the present, it can be found in Europe, Asia and the Northeastern region...
By: Kimberly Napier
The Laurel family includes about 55 genera and about 4,000 species. The plants from this family may be found anywhere from mountainous areas to the subtropics. This family includes the plants of sassafras, cinnamon, avocado and bay. Sassafras The sassafras is a deciduous tree...
The pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) of eastern North America
By: Kimberly Napier
The Asimina triloba is commonly known as the pawpaw, paw paw, paw-paw or common pawpaw. The pawpaw belong to the same family as the ylang-ylang, sour sop and the custard-apple. It is native to eastern, southern and Midwestern United States. In nature, this tree can...
By: Michael Totten
Executive Order 13112 defines an invasive plant as a non-native species "whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health." The National Invasive Species Management Plan concentrates on non-native plants which do not provide a benefit...
Lifecycle of the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, also known as the California redwood and the giant redwood is an evergreen, long-lived monoecious[1] tree. The species, which is one of the longest lived of all living things (1200 years to 1800 years) on earth, also includes the tallest...
By: Lisa Hossler
Legends and facts about the lily of the valley Lily of the valley may be the official flower of May Day, the time of year when the winter officially becomes summer, the dark days turn to light, and people come out of doors. While May...
How scientists have grown plants from 30,000-year-old fruit
By: Elizabeth M Young
The idea of starting ancient life from ancient seeds has not always been the stuff of science fiction. Scientists have induced ancients seeds to grow and produce flowers and fruit before, but a recent experiment has broken all records. The process is called viable regeneration...
Legends and facts about the lily of the valley
By: Kimberly Napier
The Convallaria majalis, or the Lily of the Valley, is a woodland flower that is native to the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe. There are also a few that are native to the Eastern United States. This delicate flower is also poisonous. The lily...

 

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