Category Archives: Botany

Your Choice Tomato SASE! Get Six Varieties for Free.

http://wintersown.org/wseo1/YourChoiceTomatoSASE.html Free tomato seeds for the price of a SASE? What a great idea. To use a rather appalling analogy, tomatoes are the cockroaches of the gardening world. The seeds can be kept in circumstances that counter all seed-keeping logic, they will grow in almost any soil type, and even the worst-tended plant will result […]

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Taxonomy | Define Taxonomy at Dictionary.com

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=taxonomy Word of the Moment: Taxonomy, n. 1. The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships. 2. The science, laws, or principles of classification; systematics. 3. Division into ordered groups or categories. [French taxonomie : Greek taxis, arrangement; -nomie, method]

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Olympus FluoView Resource Center: Confocal Gallery – Clubmoss Mature Stem

http://www.olympusconfocal.com/gallery/plants/lycopodiummaturestem.html Plant cell “autofluorescence.” My friend the M.Sci. was once a research assistant creating images like these. One of the beautiful surprises of science.

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Fairy ring – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixie_circle How cute! “A fairy ring or fairy circle, also known as a pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms… In English folklore, fairy rings were said to be caused by fairies or pixies dancing in a circle, wearing down the grass beneath their feet.”

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