Trees & Plants

Gloriosa Superba – A Precious Medicinal Plant

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Gloriosa superba is an important medicinal plant of Asia and Africa.
Gloriosa superba is an important medicinal plant in Asia and Africa. It is used in diseases and is in high demand in pharma industries as this is a source of colchicines and colchicocides, which are very costly. Due to the unnecessary use of the plant for various medicinal purposes, the species is on the edge of extinction and is...

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...

The Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea glauca

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The grass trees are highly fire-resistant and are among the first to resprout after wildfire as the living growth is buried within the old dead leaf bases.
The Grass Tree is also known as “Xanthorrhoea glauca”, is a large plant in the genus Xanthorrhoea mainly widespread in eastern Australia. The tree has many branches and its trunk can grow in excess of 5 meters tall. The grass tree is sporadically seen in large communities in woodland on steep edges and sides of gorges. It is mainly...

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...

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,...

Birch (Betula alba)

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Birch (Betula alba)
Birch (Betula alba) is a graceful native tree that will refresh your life and fill it with excitement and passion. The bark of a tree will become whiter with age. However, the green summer foliage turns golden in autumn. The tree species is suitable for most well-drained soils though not shallow chalk. The Common Silver Birch, also known as...

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 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. The Stevia flower syrup is nothing short of fabulous, unlike the fresh and dried leaves. Stevia flowers are preserved in honey by Brazilian visitors to the Herbal Centre gardens as a winter medicine....

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...

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...

Cranberries Get You Bogged Down

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In flood-irrigated fields between Port Orford and 10 miles north of Bandon, you may notice what appears to be reddish-tinged ground.
In flood-irrigated fields between Port Orford and 10 miles north of Bandon, you may notice what appears to be reddish-tinged ground. Cranberries are small evergreen bushes that creep along the ground and send out runners that take root when you get closer. Pink flowers and deep red fruit bloom along upright branches 6-8 inches long along the runners. For their...