Trees & Plants

What is Succulent Plant?

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A beginner garden wants to know, what is Succulent plant. Well, the succulents have moved in and out of American gardens and homes on the tides of popularity.
A beginner garden wants to know, what is Succulent plant. Well, the succulents have moved in and out of American gardens and homes on the tides of popularity. They are dramatic, exciting, and always interesting. A succulent garden can be a beautiful landscape specimen that blends perfectly with contemporary architecture, a beautiful house plant that requires almost no maintenance,...

Linden Tree – Tall, Fast Growing Dense Shade Tree

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Linden Tree is tall and fast-growing, with an attractive, dense shape. They are used as shade trees and often as street trees. They bear dangling clusters of fragrant white flowers in early summer. Little leaf Linden or Tilia cordata a European tree is among the best. It grows up to 90 feet tall in a dense compact pyramid and...

Hyperion ! World’s Tallest Knowing Living Tree

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Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) in Northern California. It was measured at 115.61 metres (379.3 feet). Which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree. Hyperion is the world’s tallest tree. The tree is estimated to contain 18,600 cubic feet (530 m3) of wood and to be roughly 700–800 years old. Therefore in Feb...

Yareta – A 3000 Years Old Alien-looking Plant

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Yareta is something green and alien-looking growing plant in South America. In the first inspection, you might consider that it is some extraterrestrial species. Which is using the remote grasslands of the continent to start a foothold on planet Earth. Yet though alien looks like a green mass of cells have their origins very much in this world. This...

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...

Whitebeams, Sorbus species

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Whitebeams are mainly small trees from open landscapes in Europe and Asia.
WHITEBEAMS, Sorbus species Deciduous, Zone 5-6, H6-7 History and origin: There are many species of Sorbus in the family, including the rowans and whitebeams. Whitebeams are mainly small trees from open landscapes in Europe and Asia. Description: Trees that grow to a height of 10 m (33 ft), and sometimes larger to 15 m (50 ft). Rowans have compound leaves, whereas whitebeams have simple...

Coccoloba gigantifolia – The Largest Leaf in the World

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Coccoloba gigantifolia is an arboreal behemoth that ascends to approximately 49 feet (15 meters) in altitude and bears verdant appendages that can extend up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length, with a breadth of 4 ft 7 in (1.40 meters),
Description Coccoloba gigantifolia is a rare and unique plant species that boasts the largest leaf in the world. This magnificent plant belongs to the Polygonaceae family and is native to the rainforests of Central and South America. Coccoloba gigantifolia, also known as the "giant-leaved" sea grape, is a rare and magnificent plant. Its massive leaves can grow up to 3...

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...

Ginkgo or Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

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the long history of Ginkgo biloba or Maidenhair Tree shows it is one of the favorite trees. Ginkgo is a slow-growing large perennial tree that can live to a hardy old age.
Ginkgo or Maidenhair Tree Benefits: the long history of Ginkgo biloba shows it is one of the favorite trees. Ginkgo is a slow-growing large perennial tree that can live to a hardy old age. Ginkgo biloba trees grow to heights of 30 meters (98 ft) with trunk diameters of up to 3 meters (9.8 ft). It is also known...

Plants to Beat Tight Chests, Insomnia and Colds

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Plants You Need in Your Bedroom to Beat Tight Chests, Insomnia, and Colds. NASA scientists say, that you need to keep plants in your bedroom to beat different diseases, i.e. colds, tight chests, and insomnia. Although plants look very beautiful in gardens scientists maintain that we can reap plenty of health benefits from plants by bringing them indoors. Researchers...

Shajarat-al-Hayat – Miraculous Survival of Tree in the Desert

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The miraculous survival of a tree in the desert is the pure power of nature. The Tree of Life, or Shajarat-al-Hayat, is an astonishing natural marvel in Bahrain. The tree is situated 10 kilometers from Askar and 3.5 kilometers west of Jaw. This 32-foot-tall Prosopis cineraria has been making a seemingly impossible living out of dry sand for roughly 400...

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...

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 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....

Pando – The One Tree Forest

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However, various trees spread through flowering and sexual reproduction; quaking aspens normally reproduce asexually, by sprouting new trees from the expansive lateral root of the parent.
The Pando or “The Trembling Giant” of one tree forest is a massive grove of quaking aspens that takes the “forest as a single organism” metaphor and literalizes it. Although, the grove is a single organism, roughly 47,000 trees are genetically similar to having a single root system. However, various trees spread through flowering and sexual reproduction; quaking aspens...

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...

A Rare Sight of Double Tree of Casorzo

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A rare sight of a double tree of Casorzo growing atop another tree Of course, it's not a sight that you get to see every day. But here you can learn about a unique tree growing between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, recognized as the “Double Tree of Casorzo” or Bialbero de Casorzo in Italian. This is a...