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The Famous Octopus Tree of Oregon

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Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast in United States.
The Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the United States. The massive tree is shaped similar to an inverted octopus with branches growing like giant tentacles from its 50-foot base. The octopus tree has no central trunk. Instead, six candelabra limbs extend horizontally...

The Black Sapote – Chocolate Pudding Fruit

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The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit”
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit” and black snap apple. Black Sapote is a tropical fruit mostly grown in Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia. Sapote means soft edible fruit and has no relation with white sapote or mamey sapote. The tree can...

The Mind-blowing Giant Groundsels (Dendrosenecio kilimanjari)

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The ancient plants known as Giant Groundsels (Dendrosenecio kilimanjari) are located atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. They arose at altitudes above 14,000 feet around a million years ago, where they acquired the capacity to withstand extremely low temperatures. It was formerly known as Senecio kilimanjari; however, a recent reclassification in the Asteraceae family caused some species that were formerly...

Unbelievable Tree of 40 Fruits

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Tree of 40 Fruit
New York-based artist Sam Van Ken created a tree of 40 fruits using the ancient technique of “chip grafting." His family lives in Pennsylvania, and he grew up on the family farm. He’s an associate professor of sculpture at Syracuse University. Therefore, each tree produces forty different types of stone fruit of the genus Prunus, ripening sequentially from July...

Stevia rebaudiana – An Incredibly Versatile Food Ingredient

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There is no plant that offers as much sweetness as stevia, and no plant produces as safe a sugar substitute for diabetics as Stevia rebaudiana.
Stevia rebaudiana No plant offers as much sweetness as stevia, and no plant produces as safe a sugar substitute for diabetics as Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia syrup is nothing short of fabulous, unlike the fresh and dried leaves. Stevia flowers are preserved in honey by Brazilian visitors to the Herbal Center gardens as a winter medicine. The origins of Stevia can...

ALDERS, Alnus species

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Alders are vigorous deciduous trees and shrubs that are native to northern regions from the Mediterranean to northern Europe.
ALDERS, Alnus species Alders belong to the birch family Betulaceae and belong to the genus Alnus. Around 35 monoecious species of trees and shrubs are found in this genus. The leaves of alders are alternate, simple, serrated, and deciduous with a few exceptions. Usually, before leaves appear, the flower buds develop into catkins with elongated males and females on one...

Ficus – Most Popular House Plant

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One of the most popular houseplants is the weeping fig, also called Ficus benjamina”, normally just called “ficus”. Though related to the edible fig, it does not bear fruit, but it makes a beautiful display as an indoor plant. Thus, a bushy tree that might grow up to 50 feet in its native Malaya.  It can easily be kept...

1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree Still Sheds Golden Leaves

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Once a year, this majestic 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree showcases a remarkable transition into fall, and its countless leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. The tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China. This wonderful autumnal display entices travelers from all over the world. Therefore, as the...

Coffee Tree – Combination of Foliage and Flowering Plants

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Coffee Tree is an ideal choice for a strong display of foliage makes a dramatic feature in combination with foliage or flowering plants.
Although it doesn’t produce coffee beans when grown as a house plant, the Coffee Tree, with its glossy green leaves. It is an ideal choice for a strong display of foliage. The Coffee Tree makes a dramatic feature on its own or in combination with foliage or flowering plants. The Coffee Tree originally from Africa was introduced to Europe in...

Begonia Pavonina – The Leaves Shimmer With An Iridescent Blue Glow

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Begonia pavonina, also known as the Peacock Begonia, is a species of plant in the family Begoniaceae. It is native to the montane forests of peninsular Malaysia, where it grows in the dim understory.
Begonia pavonina, also known as the Peacock Begonia, is a species of plant in the family Begoniaceae. It is native to the montane forests of peninsular Malaysia, where it grows in the dim understory. In the darkened depths of the forest, the leaves of Begonia pavonina shimmer with an iridescent blue glow. Specialized chloroplasts create this eye-catching color as a...

Unique and Interesting Facts About Limber Pine Cones

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Did you know that the limber pine cone is one of the longest cones in the world? It can grow up to 18 inches long!
Limber Pine Cones Did you know that the limber pine cone is one of the longest cones in the world? It can grow up to 18 inches long! These cones are also unique in that they hang from the tree branches rather than sticking out like other pine cones. In this blog post, we will discuss some more interesting facts...

Albino Redwood – An Intriguing And Fascinating Species

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Due to their lack of chlorophyll, albino redwoods have white or yellowish needles and bark. A green pigment is known as chlorophyll aids plants in the process of photosynthesis.
The albino redwood tree (Sequoia sempervirens) is a rare and unique form of the coast redwood tree. Due to their lack of chlorophyll, albino redwoods have white or yellowish needles and bark. A green pigment is known as chlorophyll aids plants in the process of photosynthesis. Albino redwoods cannot survive without chlorophyll. The albino redwood is an intriguing and fascinating...

Jabuticaba – A Rare Fruit Tree Bear Fruits on Its Trunk

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There’s a tree in Brazil called "Jabuticaba", whose fruit grows directly from the trunk and branches of the tree. It can be found in the states of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo, in the south of Brazil. Jabuticaba's popularity has been likened to that of grapes in the United States. The name Jabuticaba is derived from the Tupi words...

Raimondi Cove: Discover the Enigma of This Rare Botanical Wonder

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Raimondi Cove Plant (Puya raimondi) is a unique and rare plant that can grow at a high altitude of about 3800 m.
Raimondi Cove Plant (Puya raimondi) is a unique and rare plant that can grow at a high altitude of about 3800 m. It is the largest species of bromeliad, reaching up to 15 meters (50 feet) in height (taller than a five-story building). Raimondi Cove Plant is one of the rarest and strangest plants that looks just like an...

The Blue Puya Flower: Nature’s Breathtaking Delight

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This South American plant is a natural hybrid in the genus Puya of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae).
Yes, blue puya (Puya berteroniana) is a real plant! This incredible bromeliad is endemic to Chile. This South American plant is a natural hybrid in the genus Puya of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae). Approximately 200 species make up this family, which includes the tallest bromeliad, P. gigas (P. raimondi), which is indigenous to northern South America. Certain plants flourish...

The Dead Man’s Fingers

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Xylaria polymorpha, is generally known as “dead man's fingers”, is a saprobic fungus.
Xylaria polymorpha, generally known as dead man's fingers, is a saprobic fungus. The plant habitually inhabitant of forest and woodland areas, normally growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood. The Xylaria polymorpha is a very rare and distinct species of fungus that is widely distributed throughout the deciduous forests of North America and Europe....

Cherries from the Orient

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For hundreds of years, Cherries trees have been cultivated in the Far East for their ornamental blossoms. These same trees are now being planted in Britain there they bring a welcome splash of color to our towns and cities in spring. Among the most attractive of all the trees in Britain are the ornamental cherries. So-called because they are planted...

The Puzzling Phenomenon of Bleeding Tooth Fungus

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Bleeding Tooth Fungus (Hydnellum Peckii) is a type of mushroom that is commonly found in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Bleeding Tooth Fungus (Hydnellum Peckii) is a type of mushroom that is commonly found in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is known for its distinctive bright red color, which is due to the presence of heme compounds in its tissue. The red sap produced by the Bleeding Tooth Fungus is a result of excess moisture generated through respiration...

Top 25 Oak Facts You Should Know

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One of interesting Oak Facts is it produce both male and female flowers.
Oak Facts The oak tree is a deciduous tree that grows in temperate zones around the world, and it is one of the most important trees in the world. Oak trees are evergreen, which means that they keep their leaves all year round. They can grow for hundreds of years and live for about 500 years. The oldest oak tree...

Willows, Salix spp.

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Willows comprise a large number of trees and shrubs, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. For this article, we will only cover some of the tree willows and their uses.
Origin and history: Willows comprise a large number of trees and shrubs, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. For this article, we will only cover some of the tree willows and their uses. As a result of their shallow root systems, tree willows are common riverside plants that help stabilize riverbanks with their large, shallow roots. Willow is the common name...

Pink Trumpet Tree Tabebuia heterophylla

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The palmately compound, green leaves are evergreen throughout most of its range but may be briefly deciduous as the new leaves emerge.
The eye-catching Pink Trumpet Tabebuia heterophylla Tree grows at a reasonable rate from a slim pyramid when young to a broad silhouette, 20 to 40 feet tall. The palmately compound green leaves are evergreen throughout most of their range but may be briefly deciduous as the new leaves emerge. The showy display of pink or white, bell-shaped blooms appears...

The Thinking Tree: A Strange Ancient Tree in Puglia Italy

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In Puglia, Italy, there is a strange old olive tree that is thought to be at least 1500 years old, and possibly as old as 4000 years.
In Puglia, Italy, there is a strange old olive tree that is thought to be at least 1500 years old, and possibly as old as 4000 years. This olive tree is known as "The Thinking Tree," which is unmistakably one of nature's ways of giving us something new to marvel at. It is believed that the thinking tree is...

Cerbera Odollam – The Suicide or Murder Tree

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Cerbera odollam is having close resemblance to oleander; another highly toxic plant from the same family yields milky, white latex.
Cerbera odollam, is a dicotyledonous angiosperm, commonly known as a suicide tree. The tree is also called pong-pong and othalanga and this plant belongs to poisonous Apocynaceae family. The plant yields a potent poison that has been used for suicide and murder, which includes the yellow and common oleanders. The seeds are excessively toxic, containing cerberin as the main active...

3,000 Years Old Olive Tree Still Produces Olives

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There are certain species of olive tree, which has an incredibly long life span. A certain elegance can be found in olive trees due to their steadfastness and understatement.
There are certain species of olive tree, which has an incredibly long life span. A certain elegance can be found in olive plants due to their steadfastness and understatement. Their longevity has allowed them to witness changes in people, seasons, and historical events. The trunk of the tree displays the impressive age, which has suffered countless catastrophic climates. The experiences...

The Facts of Halesia tetraptera

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SilverbellThe Facts of Halesia tetraptera
The common silverbell is also known as the mountain silverbell, Carolina silverbell, or Halesia tetraptera. The Carolina silverbell can be planted along stream banks, in shrub borders, against a background of large conifers, or as a single specimen. However, it is not commonly found in American gardens. This species forms a rounded crown and has a low-branched profile, often with...