By: Annie Haycock
Introduction From May to July, Ragged Robin adds a glow of pink to the vegetation of damp places in its native Europe. This species is a member of the Carnation family (Caryophyllaceae) and therefore related to the campions and catchflies. It is also known as...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Cowslip is a flowering plant that has a few nicknames. It is also called Key of Heaven, Fairy Cups, Buckles, or Key Flower. This plant has beautiful deep yellow flowers that bloom in the spring. They can be found growing in Europe, Asia and...
Plant profiles: Harebell
By: Shawn Wells
Harebell is a member of the bellflower family commonly found across Northern Europe and most of the Northern Hemisphere. This plant grows in clumps and produces tiny, blue bell-shaped flowers at the end of its long, thin stalk. Its stem leaves are long and thin...
An overview of bacterial type VI secretion systems
By: Jennifer Boyd
A secretion is when something is released or oozes if you throw in the bacteria, you have a bacterial secretion. The easiest way to remember what a secretion is is to think of something being transported from the inside of a cell to the outside...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Ragged Robin is a species of plant that is native to Europe. It can be found growing wild along roadsides, meadows and pastures. Modern farming and the draining of wetlands are causing the populations of this flower to decline. The flowering plant is called...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Bluebell is a spring flowering plant. It is also called the wood bell or English bluebell. The flowers are a beautiful lavender-blue and they are shaped like a bell. These flowers bloom in the months of April and May. The flowers have a very...
Behavior and habitat of file snakes (family Acrochordidae)
By: Simon Muriithi
The file snake also known as the wart snake belongs to a unique aquatic Acrochordidae family consisting of three species. The Acrochordidae are small snakes 20 – 76 inches long with a blunt head with rough spiny scales. They are found in the Indo...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
In Chinese culture true balance is achieved by aligning the two complementary forces in the universe; the yin and yang. The yin is the female, negative, or cold force. The yang is masculine, positive, and warm. Everything, including medicinal herbs, can be categorized as either...
By: Tywon F
Alternatively known as wart snakes or elephant-trunk snake, the file snake has earned these names because of its loose folds of baggy skin and tiny scales that make its skin appear rough. The rough-looking texture is similar to that of a file, thus leading to...
By: Joann Spears
“Unmoved I saw you blooming, Your crimson cap uplooming…” John Burroughs, the poet who wrote “To the Bee Balm”, apparently passed by some of it one day without even noticing, until it was pointed out to him by his lady love. She...

 

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