By: Alex Storey
Cedrus atlantica, is a cedar tree native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. Fully grown, the Atlas Cedar is a large tree of 30-35 m with a trunk 2 m wide and it is very similar to other cedars regarding cone and leaf...
Tree profile: Atlas Cedar (cedrus atlantica)
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The Atlas cedar is a majestic evergreen conifer that grows as large as 120 feet tall and around 100 feet wide in its natural habitat. However, the trees growing in the United States may grow only to be around 40 to 60 feet tall and...
A brief look at nocturnal plants
By: Anna Ford
The word 'nocturnal' is defined as being “done, occurring, or active at night”. What most people do not realize is that this is not simply referring to animals or even humans that take advantage of dark hours. There are also different plants that grow...
A brief look at nocturnal plants
By: Brian Lobb
When most people think of flowers and plants, they think of a sunny stroll in the garden, smelling flowers and basking in the noon sun. Yet beauty resides under the cover of darkness, in the form of nocturnal plants. The world we live in is...
An overview of the soil bacterium Agrobacterium Tumefaciens
By: Geert Hesters
What makes Agrobacterium tumefaciens so special? The bacterium A. tumefaciens lives in the soil and on plants. Like every other bacteria and living organism, it needs nutrients to survive and reproduce. This bacteria found a very inventive way to use plants in its quest to...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Yellow, drought-resistant, and part of the Family Asteraceae describes the rabbitbrush shrub that grows in dry areas of North America. It has a pleasant and strong smell. The grey form, as opposed to the green form, has fourteen varieties. Its scientific name Chrysothamnus nauseosus has...
Plant profiles: Northern bayberry
By: David Pace
Botanical Name: Myrica pensylvanica Common Name: Bayberry Family Name: Myricaceae Zone: 3 to 7 Height: 5 to 10 feet Spread: 5 to 10 feet Range Bayberry can be found in eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, P.E.I., and Quebec) and the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Red fir is a large, evergreen, coniferous tree belonging to the family ‘Pinaceae’ or ‘pine’. Its scientific name is Abies magnifica and it is also known as California red fir or Shasta red fir. The tree often reaches a height of 150 to...
Tree profiles: Red fir (Abies magnifica)
By: Jade Schiffer
The Red Fir tree, also known as Abies Magnifica, is a tree whose brown bark has a reddish light in the sun. It has teal-colored needles whose sizes range from three-quarters of an inch to an inch in length. The needles link directly to the...
By: Annabelle Monito
White clover, trifolium repens, originally came from Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. It can be found, nowadays, in some parts of North America and New Zealand. This species of clover belongs to the family Fabaceae. This is the family that is also known for...

 

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