Let’s start by getting something out of the way: roses have prickles, not thorns. However, just like peanuts aren’t actually nuts and tomatoes
Tag : Botany
The What? (& Is that a dead lizard?)The necrosphere & yes, ants were eating it too. I know, I'd never heard of this word either!
The Art of Guadalupe MaravillaWe can't talk about the Salvadorian game Tripa Chuca in America without first celebrating the work and art of
Of all the plants I have always found grasses the least enchanting.Garden lawns, roadside verges, the turfs of sports fields and bowling greens.
In certain instances, “open sesame” might be something you exclaim to magically open the door to a cave full of treasure, but for the sesame
I love going to botanic gardens and I keep a “life list” of those that I have visited. So on a visit to Lund University last week, to give a
Argentine grass expert Dr. Cleofé E. Calderón (1929-2007) collected species, published descriptions of rare and unusual plants, and led workshops
Probably the most well known strategy that plants have for dispersal is by way of seeds. Seeds are plants in embryo, and new generations of plants
Waldorf 5th Grade Botany: Growing with the Child!A fifth grade child is in a very interesting and important part of their development. Students in
There are lots of interesting things about native forests in the Islands, and The Nature Conservancy has just added an important one. These forests
I was saddened to learn recently of the death of Professor Leonard B. Thien of Tulane University who passed away at the end of October after a long
At first glance, a tulip and a tulip tree couldn’t be more different. One is a bulb that puts out fleshy, green leaves in the spring, topped with
You can listen to an edited version of this page as an audio file. Plants & Us: How they shape human history and society by John Akeroyd (with
It is said that the inspiration for Velcro came when Swiss inventor, George de Mestral, was removing the burrs of burdock from his dog’s coat, an
Obviously I am shamelessly exploiting both popular culture and alliteration with my title, but nevertheless James Henry Emerton (1847-1931), one of