Plant profiles: Floating bladderwort
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Floating Bladderwort is a plant that stays on the surface of a body of water. Long, thin floats that are modified leaf stalks hold it up. Utricularia radiata is the scientific name for the little floating bladderwort. It is medium sized.This particular plant is...
Plant profiles: Fairy slipper
By: Christine Mccullough
To some, the Fairy Slipper Orchid is one of the most magical forest flowers. The scientific name of this plant is Calypso bulbosa and is named for the sea nymph in Homer’s Odyssey. The ‘slipper’ part of the common name comes from the...
By: Jay Moody
Dawkins, Richard (2006) The Selfish Gene, 30th Anniversary edition, New York: Oxford University Press The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is a remarkable and engaging journey through evolutionary theory. Dawkins’ “selfish gene theory” challenges what he considers common and incorrect notions that the &ldquo...
Plant profiles: Fairy slipper
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Fairy Slipper or the Calypso Orchid is a perennial member of the orchid Family. It is also sometimes known as Venus' slipper. It can be found in northern and montane forests, (highland areas above the sub-alpine zone). It grows best in areas that are...
Plant profiles: Coontie
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Coontie is a small, woody cycad. Cycads are seed plants that have a large crown of compound leaves and a stout trunk.This plant is native to the southeast United States specifically Georgia and Florida and in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. It is...
Plant profiles: Spurge nettle
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Spurge Nettle is a perennial herb. It is covered with stinging hairs. Other names for this herb include Tread softly, Finger Rot, Devil Tread and Pica-pica, It is not considered a true nettle, despite it's name. The Spurge Nettle is grown in the southeastern...
Plant profiles: Canada anemone
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Canada anemone is a herbaceous perennial meaning it loses its leaves down to the ground every fall and it lives for more than two years. Alternative names for this plant include round headed anemone, crowfoot or the meadow anemone. The scientific name is Anemone...
Plant profiles: Sea rocket
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Sea Rocket's scientific name is Cakile edentula lacustris. This plant grows above the high tide line on sandy beach areas. It has fleshy leaves and stems. It is in the mustard or Brassicaceae family. It can grow from six to twenty inches tall and...
Plant profiles: Showy orchis
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Showy Orchis is a plant that blooms from April through May. It is a member of the Orchidaceae (orchid) family. The scientific name is Orchis spectabilis. It is traditional for botanical writers to call this plant and others from this family "orchis" instead of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Yeast is a unicellular or a single cell organism that belongs to the broader group of organisms known as 'fungi.' They sometimes appear as multi cellular structures although these are false or pseudohyphaes in contrast to true hyphaes seen among other fungi. Characteristics of...

 

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