Tree profiles: Vine maple
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
In general Maples are quite lovely as trees go. The Vine Maples is exceptionally pretty. It grows in North America from the British Columbia area to Northern California. It can be a large shrub that grows as a part of the undergrowth for larger trees...
Plant profiles: Bluebead lily
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Bluebead Lily is a perennial and a member of the lily family. It is also known by the name yellow clintonia. It is a relatively small plant ranging in height from 5-10 inches. It grows in the mountains of northeastern and some central mountains...
Plant profiles: Swamp lily
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Swamp lilies are just one of the large family of Amaryllidaceael or the lily family that includes over 180 species. They are also called by the names Mangrove lily, swamp lily and river lily. This fragrant flower grows very well in the moist swampy areas...
Wet mount microscope slide preparation of eukaryotic cells
By: Tami Port MS
In order to view small objects with a compound microscope, the object, or specimen to be viewed must be properly prepared, mounted on a slide, and sometimes stained to increase the contrast between the object and background. This technique is used for preparing eukaryotic cells...
Plant profiles: Florida butterfly orchid
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Florida butterfly orchid grows in the swamps of central Florida.The Florida butterfly orchid is the most common wild orchid in the world. It grows on trees instead of the ground. They like the cypress, oak, pop ash, pond apple, cedar, palm and pine...
By: Dena Bolton
You usually do not think of having fragrant blooms in your garden during the winter months, but that is exactly what you will have if there is daphne planted. The fragrant blooms of this shrub usually appear in the late winter and can last into...
By: Dena Bolton
Wintersweet is not the most impressive shrub in the garden throughout most of the year, plus it can take a few years to become established. This changes, however, in the winter once it has taken hold in your garden and when everything else in your...
What are embryophytes?
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Embryophytes are quite simply land plants or terrestrial plant. They include flowers, ferns, trees and mosses along with all other green land plants. The are all complex multicellular (containing more than one cell) eukanyotes (organism whose cells contain complex structures that are inside membranes).This...
What is zygodactylous?
By: Mace Moulton Spiegel
Zygodactylous (pronounced zai-go-DAKT-uh-lus) is an anatomical term used in zoology. It refers to hands or feet with two or three toes pointing forward and two pointing backward. The term is most often used in ornithology, as a description of the feet of certain species of...
By: Shelly Barclay
With all of the animal species on this planet that have been documented, it is sometimes hard to imagine that there are species out there that have yet to be studied, but there are. A group of biologists and primatologists has recently documented such a...

 

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