• Chris Kilham is an ethnobotanist, author and educator who has taught in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. (peoplespharmacy.com)
  • All these blend to create the ideal environment for a plant to grow and reproduce as well as they influence size, seeds, plant health and so on. (prweb.com)
  • Lipids are commonly found in plant seeds, according to Cyber Lipid. (ehow.com)
  • There are about 320,000 species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260-290 thousand, produce seeds . (wikipedia.org)
  • The plant produces yellow blossoms that eventually become a bright red-skinned fruit with red pulp and seeds like those of the cucumber. (ehow.com)
  • As the seeds of plants develop, the ovary surrounding the seed develops into a fruit, such as an apple or a pea pod. (factmonster.com)
  • Fruits protect seeds, and help disperse them away from the parent plant so that new plants have enough water and light to grow. (factmonster.com)
  • 4. Can Jersualem cherry plants be grown from their seeds? (washingtonpost.com)
  • When the fruit withers, remove it from the plant and clean the pulp from the seeds. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The four-year-old US book has a long title: ``Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds'' (Chanhassan, Minn.: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, $29.95 postpaid). (csmonitor.com)
  • He lists 40,000 different plants and seeds, including vegetables and fruits. (csmonitor.com)
  • Since serotonin regulates intestinal activity, its presence in the fruits of plants may serve as a way of ensuring seeds are passed through and expelled by the digestive tract quickly, in much the same way as some fruit-based laxatives do. (news-medical.net)
  • All bryophyte species reproduce by spores not seeds, never have flowers, and are found growing on the ground, on rocks, and on other plants. (infoplease.com)
  • Conifers and allies ( Coniferophyta and allies) Conifers reproduce from seeds, but unlike plants like blueberry bushes or flowers where the fruit or flower surrounds the seed, conifer seeds (usually cones) are "naked. (infoplease.com)
  • Instead of simply rejuvenating the soil, these studies have found, earthworms actually hunt for young plants and seeds-devouring them before they have a chance to poke through the surface.To study the worms' dietary preferences, researchers offered them a variety of seeds and seedlings. (treehugger.com)
  • Native plants also assist in managing rain water runoff and maintain healthy soil as their root systems are deep and keep soil from being compacted. (nwf.org)
  • It's thought that the decomposing animals might indirectly feed the plant by enriching the soil with nutrients. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • As this plant requires no soil and rarely attracts bugs, it is an ideal house plant. (bbc.co.uk)
  • To take strain off the mother plant, remove babies as they mature and place them in water or soil. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Often, though, rare plants are restricted to special soil types, which are nearly impossible to recreate once the soil layers are churned up. (fed.us)
  • These books help anyone with a small patch of soil find the best native plants for supporting an entire ecosystem of moths, butterflies, and the many birds that eat caterpillars. (nwf.org)
  • Fast Plants are a type of crucifer (a large group of plants that includes mustard, radish, cabbage, and more) that have been bred and selected to have a uniform, short flowering time (14 days) and grow well under in a small indoor space, with little soil, under artificial lights. (merlot.org)
  • Plants have a wide range of soil tolerance including boggy soils. (google.com)
  • If the plants you buy aren't already potted in indoor potting soil, you should re-pot them. (lifehacker.com)
  • Additionally you should water plants deeply and thoroughly and then allow the soil to become fairly dry before watering again. (lifehacker.com)
  • A tough plant "pioneer" that can grow in Martian soil. (nasa.gov)
  • Also, the Martian soil is poor in the mineral nutrients necessary for plants to thrive. (nasa.gov)
  • Get ready to soil your plants! (xbox.com)
  • Earthworms, it has long been thought, benefit plants by recycling nutrients-leading to richer soil for the plants to grown in. (treehugger.com)
  • Plants in the strictest sense include the liverworts , hornworts , mosses , and vascular plants , as well as fossil plants similar to these surviving groups (e.g. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Late Silurian record of Cooksonia fossils of the Czech Republic seems to be the earliest unquestionable evidence of vascular plants. (britannica.com)
  • There was a remarkable initiation of diverse types of vascular plants during the Devonian, and a varied flora was established early in the period. (britannica.com)
  • However, the primitive nature of the stocks seen and the absence of a long earlier record, even of detrital fragments of vascular plants, suggest that the colonization and exploitation of land environments were real Devonian events. (britannica.com)
  • Also included among the non-vascular plants is Chlorophyta , a kind of fresh-water algae. (infoplease.com)
  • By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants"), a group that includes the flowering plants , conifers and other gymnosperms , ferns and their allies , hornworts , liverworts , mosses and the green algae , but excludes the red and brown algae . (wikipedia.org)
  • Plants in a strict sense include the green algae , and land plants that emerged within them, including stoneworts . (wikipedia.org)
  • Green plants include all organisms commonly known as green algae and land plants, including liverworts, mosses, ferns and other nonseed plants, and seed plants. (tolweb.org)
  • 1992). In this group are several thousand species of what are classically considered green algae, plus several hundred thousand land plants. (tolweb.org)
  • The other lineage contains several groups of "green algae" that are more closely related to land plants. (tolweb.org)
  • The other main lineage of green plants has been called the Streptophytes (Bremer, 1985), which consists of some organisms traditionally considered green algae plus the more familiar green plants found mostly on land. (tolweb.org)
  • EPA regulations adopted in December restrict coal plants' emission of mercury and other toxic chemicals, which have been found to be a significant health hazard. (latimes.com)
  • Utilities across the country are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry's standing as the largest industrial source of climate-changing gases for years to come. (commondreams.org)
  • An Associated Press examination of U.S. Department of Energy records and information provided by utilities and trade groups shows that more than 30 traditional coal plants have been built since 2008 or are under construction. (commondreams.org)
  • Hoping for a technological solution, the Obama administration devoted $3.4 billion in stimulus spending to foster "clean-coal" plants that can capture and store greenhouse gases. (commondreams.org)
  • Yet new investments in traditional coal plants total at least 10 times that amount - more than $35 billion. (commondreams.org)
  • Still, the price of coal plants is rising and consumers in some areas served by the new facilities will see their electricity bill rise by up to 30 percent. (commondreams.org)
  • Experts say the widespread application of carbon-neutralizing technologies for coal plants remains at least 15 to 20 years away. (commondreams.org)
  • Enter your zip code to discover the best native plants, attract butterflies and moths, and support birds and other fauna. (nwf.org)
  • This website will help you find the best native plants specifically for your area that attract butterflies and moths and the birds that feed on their caterpillars, based on the scientific research of Dr. Douglas Tallamy. (nwf.org)
  • Humans have been using cannabis plants for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, but cannabinoids themselves were first purified from cannabis plants in the 1940s. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Exotic plants that evolved in other parts of the world or were cultivated by humans into forms that don't exist in nature do not support wildlife as well as native plants. (nwf.org)
  • While UV-A causes plants only a little harm, UV-B, which is a shorter wavelength, can damage plant tissue and in humans it can cause skin cancer. (prweb.com)
  • FDA regulates the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered (GE) plants. (fda.gov)
  • le to eat humans thing, but what if you crossed a piranha plant with a human? (neatorama.com)
  • This is a pure culture of bacteria isolated from a leafy gall of an ornamental plant. (umn.edu)
  • It has adapted to many regions of the world and is often used as an ornamental plant in home landscapes. (ehow.com)
  • Grown as an ornamental plant when used outdoors, this one is definitely not a top-shelf plant. (lifehacker.com)
  • To determine the best plants for your site, you'll want to consider several factors, including your desired yield and ornamental qualities, along with your particular location's hardiness zone and available pollination (some plants need other plants nearby for pollination). (motherearthnews.com)
  • Periodic monitoring is essential to detecting the first signs of decline in rare plant populations and their habitats. (fed.us)
  • Conservation of good quality habitat and maintenance of natural ecological processes in these habitats are our best hope for these substrate-specific rare plants. (fed.us)
  • Too often, the introduction of invasive species into rare plant habitats has had substantial adverse effects on rare plants, their populations, and habitats. (fed.us)
  • Still, when exotic worms enter non-native habitats, endemic plants may be unable to cope with the new predators. (treehugger.com)
  • In 2007, a partnership was formed between Provincial Forestry Departments, traditional Chinese medicine authorities, WWF, TRAFFIC, and IUCN to address the degradation to habitats of medicinal plants in Upper Yangtze ecoregion, reduce the overexploitation of high valuable medicinal plant species in these habitats, and promote improved livelihoods for local people. (iucn.org)
  • The plant has thin green and white leaves and can survive almost indefinitely in medium light as long as its roots are in water. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Plants that require full sun do best right next to a window with excellent sun exposure, partial-sun plants can survive further from a window or by a window with weak sun exposure, and shade plants do well out of direct sunlight and even with nothing but light exposure from artificial light in your office. (lifehacker.com)
  • Like customizing a car, NASA-funded scientists are designing plants that can survive the harsh conditions on Mars. (nasa.gov)
  • The plants would probably be housed in a greenhouse on a Martian base, because no known forms of life can survive direct exposure to the Martian surface, with its extremely cold, thin air and sterilizing radiation. (nasa.gov)
  • Our idea is to enable plants to survive on Mars by adding features from microscopic organisms called extremophiles that live in the most inhospitable environments on Earth," said Dr. Wendy Boss of North Carolina State University. (nasa.gov)
  • Virtually all other living creatures depend on plants to survive. (infoplease.com)
  • Because animals cannot get energy directly from the sun, they must eat plants (or other animals that have had a vegetarian meal) to survive. (infoplease.com)
  • Grow these plants to survive an apocalypse! (treehugger.com)
  • When danger of frost has passed (mid-May), repot the plant, set it outdoors in a lightly shaded place, feed it monthly with a liquid houseplant fertilizer. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Some offices leave lights on at night for security reasons or for night staff-if your office is this way, make sure to give your plant extra water and occasional supplementation by fertilizer as it is essentially working 24/7. (lifehacker.com)
  • Whether it's renting goats to clear out invasive plants or making a new assisted-living facility greener, Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon is making a difference. (audubon.org)
  • Some plants are parasitic or mycotrophic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize. (wikipedia.org)
  • But we do know that chlorophyll, the green substance in plants, helps it to occur. (ed.gov)
  • This classification may date from Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), who made the distinction between plants, which generally do not move, and animals, which often are mobile to catch their food. (wikipedia.org)
  • The structure of the main active ingredient of cannabis plants - delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - was discovered in the 60s. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Red (660 nm) and infrared (730 nm) (also known as IR or far red) light: Intensifying the total of IR in relation with 660 nm red makes plants grow tall and thin. (prweb.com)
  • Over 80% of the land and water used by humanity is to grow plants for food, fuel and building material. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • Did the plants grow toward the light? (ed.gov)
  • Not all seedlings take up the new gene, so the seedlings are placed on material that only allows the transformed plants to grow (large green seedling in the middle of the left image). (nasa.gov)
  • This is happening with the plants like other well studied organisms. (physicsforums.com)
  • However, these organisms are still often considered plants, particularly in popular contexts. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the name Plantae or plant is applied to a specific group of organisms or taxon , it usually refers to one of four concepts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Green plants as defined here includes a broad assemblage of photosynthetic organisms that all contain chlorophylls a and b, store their photosynthetic products as starch inside the double-membrane-bounded chloroplasts in which it is produced, and have cell walls made of cellulose (Raven et al. (tolweb.org)
  • They also used their NIAC concept as an educational experience, giving undergraduate students at North Carolina State the challenge of selecting features from existing organisms that would be useful for Martian plants and designing ecosystems for Martian greenhouses. (nasa.gov)
  • LUCKNOW, India (AP) - More than a million Indians planted 220 million trees on Friday in a government campaign to tackle climate change and improve the environment in the country's most populous state. (ap.org)
  • We could have had the worst nuclear catastrophe this nation had ever experienced,' said Amy Ryder, who leads the campaign to permanently close the plant for environmental advocacy group Ohio Citizen Action . (wired.com)
  • When it comes to attracting beautiful butterflies and birds to your yard or community, the best thing you can do is use native plants. (nwf.org)
  • This tool focuses on butterflies and birds, but many other wildlife species also benefit when you plant natives. (nwf.org)
  • No other online resource offers zip code specific lists of native plants ranked by the number of butterflies and moths that use them as caterpillar host plants. (nwf.org)
  • Butterflies and moths are ranked by choosiness of their diet, indicating which may receive the greatest benefit by inclusion of their host plant in your garden. (nwf.org)
  • 4. Click on any individual plant to find the species of butterflies and moths that use it as a host plant. (nwf.org)
  • 5. Click "Find Butterflies" to get a list of butterfly and moth species in your area and what host plants their caterpillars use. (nwf.org)
  • They are rearing endangered plants, animals and butterflies for release in the wild. (voanews.com)
  • It is also the larval food plant of the Q ueen and Monarch butterflies. (google.com)
  • Some people attempt to use the toxins of the plant as a narcotic agent, but their use can end in death. (ehow.com)
  • Take the cold tolerance of bacteria that thrive in arctic ice, add the ultraviolet resistance of tomato plants growing high in the Andes mountains, and combine with an ordinary plant. (nasa.gov)
  • The present work aimed to find out the antibacterial activity of Nymphaea nouchali flower on human and plant pathogenic bacteria. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Green plants provide a substantial proportion of the world's molecular oxygen, and are the basis of most of Earth's ecosystems. (wikipedia.org)
  • This Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, photo, shows a Campbell Soup Co. factory in Sacromento, Calif. The world's largest soup maker said it will close Sacramento plant that has about 700 full-time workers. (yahoo.com)
  • Light is a very important factor and researchers were able to determine exactly which wavelengths are the ones plants need for their growth. (prweb.com)
  • These particular plant growth regulators are not applied to houseplants. (washingtonpost.com)
  • or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. (bls.gov)
  • BP will close its solar-panel manufacturing plant in Frederick, the final step in moving its solar business out of the United States to facilities in China, India and other countries. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Botanists believe this plant originated in India. (angelfire.com)
  • Discovering the native plants where you live can also define a unique sense of place and heritage for your garden habitat while preserving the natural history of the flora and fauna of your region. (nwf.org)
  • Explore all of our native plant resources here, including our factsheets on creating a native plant garden and how it can save you money . (audubon.org)
  • In addition to his many scientific publications, Doug has written Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants and co-authored The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden . (nwf.org)
  • Then click "My List" to create a profile and to save the specific plants that you want to make part of your wildlife-friendly garden. (nwf.org)
  • for starting plants indoors or for planting out in the garden. (washingtonpost.com)
  • iPflanzen claims to "accurately identify plants from the garden, park, forest or home. (ajc.com)
  • Authoritative and practical, Antiviral Resistance in Plants: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid scientists in the further study of this crucially important botanical trait. (springer.com)
  • Limestone, dolomite, or other carbonate rock substrates of the mountains of San Bernardino County, California are home to five listed plant species, including Cushenbury milk-vetch ( Astragalus albens ). (fed.us)
  • The company said the California plant is expected to close by July 2013 and the New Jersey plant by March 2013. (yahoo.com)
  • California solar power plants singeing bird feathers MOJAVE DESERT, Calif. - The picture is unsettling and disturbing. (usatoday.com)
  • The largest solar thermal plant in the world, a Google-backed project in the California desert, is set to go online at the end of the year. (usatoday.com)
  • Native Plant Finder is an indispensable tool, based on the research of Dr. Douglas Tallamy of the University of Delaware and in partnership with the United States Forest Service. (nwf.org)
  • The Native Plant Finder is an ambitious work in progress. (nwf.org)
  • Share your success with the Plants for Birds sign for your yard. (audubon.org)