By: Shannon Farlouis
The Rosebay Willowherb can be found growing wild in North America, Canada and Britian. In North America, this plant is called Fireweed. In Canada, it is called Great-willow Herb. This herb thrives in wet, acidic soils. It can be found growing in open fields and...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Over the years, microbiologists have discovered several mechanisms by which bacteria release toxins and other products into their environment. Gram positive bacteria like Staph and Strep seem to employ one major secretory apparatus whereas gram negative bacteria appear to have evolved six separate ones. This...
Plant profiles: Red campion
By: Deneice Arthurton
Red campion (Silene dioica) is a fairly variable plant which typically shows a bright pink or red flower but which may also be white. This latter fact makes it almost indistinguishable from White campion with which it may also hybridise and create plants which form...
Extinct mega-predators: Titanoboa cerrejonensis
By: Mac Pike
What was 50’ feet long, a yard thick through the mid section, and weighed well over one and a quarter tons? One might be inclined to think of a long tailed, long necked dinosaur, or perhaps a shark or crocodilian, but the clue is in...
Plant profiles: Cowslip
By: Deneice Arthurton
The Cowslip (Primula veris), which is a close relative of the Primrose, was once used abundantly for folk medicine preparations and as a result is still better known in parts of Britain by its traditional names of 'paigles' or Herb Peter. The Cowslip is a...
Plant profiles: Bluebell
By: Deneice Arthurton
The distinctive Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), and the wide spreading, woodland flower carpet it produces, is such a familiar spring sight in parts of Britain that there are few who could not identify the plant. Although it can be found in abundance in much of Britain...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Red Campion is a flowering plant that is native to Europe. The flowers of this plant are dark pink to red. They do not have a scent but they are really attractive and bright. You can see the flower growing wild along woodlands, roadsides...
By: Annie Haycock
Introduction The bluebell is, unofficially, often considered to be the national flower of Britain. It creates a dazzling display when flowering en masse in May, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in its range. It is one of the most easily recognised flowers, being confused...
By: Annie Haycock
Introduction The rose-pink flowers of red campion (Silene dioica) can be seen on waste ground and alongside country roads at almost any time of year in southern Britain, although the main flowering period is May to July. The name campion suggests a flower of the...
By: Annie Haycock
The cowslip was once a common and familiar plant of spring meadows. However, it has declined considerably due to agricultural improvements, but more recently has been included in wildflower seed mixes sown along new road verges. The bunched arrangement of the nodding flowers earned the...

 

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