By: Kimberly Napier
Darlingtonia califonica, also known as the California Pitcher plant, the Cobra Plant or the Cobra Lily, is the only plant listed under the Darlingtonia genus. It is listed as an uncommon plant because it is so difficult to find. William D. Brackenridge first discovered the...
Common UK wild flowers in the spring
By: Gillian Taber
With the return of longer days and sunshine comes the welcome appearance of wildflowers all across the United Kingdom. Alongside all the fresh greens of budding trees, the flashes of blue, white, yellow and more make it feel like the dark days of winter are...
Plant profiles: Forsythia japonica
By: Barbara Stanley
A member of the Dutch Embassy visited Japan circa 1775 and collected approximately 1,000 species of japonica. His interest was in a deciduous shrub with slender weeping branches covered completely with yellow flowers. The shrub was abloom before the leaves appeared. Mr. Thunberg called...
By: J. Lang Wood
Nasturtium, Latin name Tropaeolum in a variety of species, is an old-fashioned annual that can bring attractive foliage and colorful blooms to your garden areas. Nasturtiums have a number of uses and can help to deter insects. These flowers are easy to grow and can...
'Devil's Breath': New nightmare drug erases free will and memory
By: Terrence Aym
One of the most dangerous drugs in the world that destroys free will, warps memory, and kills, may soon be coming to a street corner near you.Currently, alarmed health experts and drug enforcement officials are expressing concern that "Devil's Breath," (the street name...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The False Indigo (Baptisia Australis) is also called the Blue Wild Indigo. This beautiful plant is a member of the pea family and it is native to North America. It also has a few common names like Indigo Weed, Rattleweed, Rattlebush and Horse Fly Weed...
By: J. Lang Wood
Baptisia australis, commonly called False Indigo is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the pea family. It is easy to grow and produces an attractive pea-like blossom in shades of light blue to deep violet in the warm months. Native Americans once used...
Plant profiles: Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum)
By: Safa
Introduced from South America, Tropaeolum is now found in South and North Americas, Europe and other parts of the world. Tropaeolum, commonly known as Nasturtium, is a flowering plant that produces vibrant blooms, providing ornamental beauty to gardens. The Tropaeolum genus consists of about 80...
How trees can prevent floods
By: Safa
Trees are one of the most important organisms to ever exist on planet Earth. Food for all living organisms originates from trees and other members in the plant kingdom. Every single organism depends directly or indirectly on trees for their survival. Trees not only provide...
By: J. Lang Wood
The stinging nettle plant, botanical name urtica dioica, is a native of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. It is found widely throughout the United States. Also called the common nettle, this plant can cause intense pain and blistering through its stinging hairs, called trichomes...

 

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