Plant profiles: Lizard's tail
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Lizard's Tail is a type of marsh plant that is also commonly known as Water Dragon. It grows in marshes of course and also at the edges of ponds and streams. It grows throughout much of the eastern United States. It is found in the...
Plant profiles: Cliff rose
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
There are actually more than one plant that go by the name Cliff rose. One of them is the Cliff Rose that grows in the western part of North America. It is a medium sized shrub or small tree. The Cliff Rose has shredded bark...
Basic characteristics of living things
By: M E Skeel
The basic unit of life is the cell. All living organisms are made of cells. The simplest life forms, bacteria, have correspondingly simple cells that do not contain a nucleus. Higher single-celled plants and animals have more complicated cells, containing numerous organelles, the most important...
Plant profiles: Rose mallow
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Rose Mallow is another name for the Hibiscus flower. It has the largest blossom of any perennial. The Hibiscus comes in many beautiful colors. The Hibiscus will grow in garden soil that is just average but it prefers well drained, loamy, clay or sandy soil...
The hideous human bot fly: A carnivorous bug from hell
By: Terrence Aym
A Bot Fly might sound like a cute little Japanese toy, but don't be fooled. It's one of the most disgusting, horrific bugs Mother Nature ever created. And when she created it she must have been having a very, very bad day.Although there are...
The difference between fresh water and salt water pearls
By: Maggie O'Cala
While both can be beautiful there are differences between the saltwater pearl and the freshwater pearl. Some believe that freshwater pearls are not "real". On the contrary, freshwater pearls are just as real as their saltwater counterparts. The main distinction between the two is that...
What are prions?
By: D. Vogt
A prion is a little-understood type of abnormal protein molecule capable of spreading and damaging animal bodies, including humans, in a manner similar to a virus. The most well-known prion disease to date is mad cow disease, which in humans causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Prion stands...
By: Dena Bolton
Lady's mantle is an absolutely fantastic plant for a partially shady border. It can also make a great ground cover. Lady's mantle (Achemilla mollis) was used during the Middle Ages as a medicinal herb. Today, however, it is used as a foliage plant in the...
By: Dena Bolton
Italian arum (Arum italicum 'Pictum'), also called Lord-and-Ladies or Large Cuckoo Pint, is the most popular variety and the one you will probably find at your local nursery or greenhouse. This particular variety of arum has dark green leaves with cream-colored veins, making it look...
By: Dena Bolton
You might just keep walking if you saw a gas plant in a garden center or nursery. It really does not like being cooped-up in a pot and, therefore, does not always put its best leaves forward. If you decide to give it a chance...

 

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