By: Kimberly Napier
Sweet woodruff, or Galium odoratum, loves to grow in the shade. It thrives so much so that it rapidly takes over an area. As is suggested by its species name, odoratum, sweet woodruff emits a sweet aroma. Sweet woodruff has emerald green leaves, which appear...
By: B. W.
Plants are everywhere. They grow naturally in the wilderness, they add landscaping to upscale hotels, and they provide beauty to improve a person's backyard. Despite their prevalence everywhere throughout the world, very few people know much about plants. Plants have a valuable role in maintaining...
By: Kimberly Napier
Transpiration is a process similar to evaporation, where water turns into water vapor and is absorbed into the atmosphere. The difference is that transpiration takes place through the leaves of plants. It is part of the water cycle. Precipitation falls onto the land, and then...
By: J. Lang Wood
Tobacco is a native plant of North and South America that is in the same family as the potato and pepper. The plant grows from tiny seeds that are carefully tended until the leaves are large enough to harvest and dry for use. Tobacco has...
By: Cortlin Robbins
The Passion Flower (passiflora) is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants. Different species range from, vines, shrubs, annuls and even trees. The vine is the most commonly found. It also produces a fruit (passionfruit). The passion Flower can be found all over...
Tree profile: Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
By: Alex Storey
Also known as Sweet Bay Laurel, this species is aromatic and evergreen: a large shrub-type tree with glossy leaves the Bay Laurel is scientifically known as Laurus nobilis and native to the Mediterranean. Bay leaves are the ones found in your Bolognese sauce to add...
By: Alex Storey
Scientifically known as Pinus-nigra, the European black-pine occurs right across the Mediterranean including parts of Asia and the Maghreb Mountains of North Africa too. Most popular in the Turkish woodlands, this tree - Corsican Pine - is also found in parts of Italy; regions of...
By: Kimberly Napier
Bay laurel, also known as Laurus nobilis, sweet bay, bay tree, true laurel, Grecian laurel, laurel tree or laurel is known for the flavorful leaves that can be used in many home recipes. However, this evergreen tree is a native to the Mediterranean area. The...
Tree profiles: Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata)
By: Kimberly Napier
The bristlecone pine is the oldest known tree species in the world. In fact, if a person were to travel back to the times of ancient Egypt, this would be one of the trees that would be seen. The bristlecone pine, or Pinus longaeva, can...
Tree profiles: Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata)
By: William Browning
There are three kinds of bristlecone pine trees that dot the landscape of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. One is the common Pinus aristata variety in the southern Rocky Mountains, known as the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine. Another is the more famous Pinus...

 

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