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  • species
  • Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. (theferns.info)
  • Till you prospect the country, you'll never know how climate, topography and soil chemistry combine to determine the berry species that will grow there. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Changes in plant species do happen in a forest, but they usually take place very slowly. (motherearthnews.com)
  • The Cyperaceae, among the 10 largest families of flowering plants, contain about 5,000 species and, depending on the classification used, between 70 and 115 genera. (britannica.com)
  • In boreal regions and mountainous areas, species of Carex are often important pasture and rangeland plants and may even be managed, as, for example, meadows of Carex lyngbyei in Iceland. (britannica.com)
  • A crop is a non-animal species or variety that is grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, fuel or for any other economic purpose. (absoluteastronomy.com)
  • The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). (pfaf.org)
  • Because the plant grows quickly, even in very exposed conditions, and also adds nitrogen to the soil, it can be used as a pioneer species to help the re-establishment of woodland in difficult areas. (pfaf.org)
  • Certain species of the yucca moth have evolved antagonistic features against the plant and do not assist in the plants pollination efforts while continuing to lay their eggs in the plant for protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yucca species are the host plants for the caterpillars of the yucca giant-skipper (Megathymus yuccae), ursine giant-skipper (Megathymus ursus), and Strecker's giant-skipper (Megathymus streckeri). (wikipedia.org)
  • Canna (or canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of 10 species of flowering plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • If Asia and Africa provided some of the early introductions, they were only varieties resulting from C. indica and C. glauca cultivars that have been grown for a long time in India and Africa, with both species imported from Central and South America. (wikipedia.org)
  • The species was apparently introduced to the Americas as a wild-collected food by African slaves during the 17th century. (ncsu.edu)
  • Thailand Giant Strain' is a cultivar that is larger than the straight species, producing leaves that are 4-6' long and 3-5' wide on plants which soar to as much as 10' tall (infrequently taller). (missouribotanicalgarden.org)
  • A large number of the Erythranthe species grow in moist to wet soils with some growing even in shallow water. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stem of Erythranthe can be either smooth or hairy, and this is known in a few species to be a trait determined by a simple allelic difference. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chenopodium quinoa is believed to have been domesticated in the Peruvian Andes from wild or weed populations of the same species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, high levels of oxalic acid are in the leaves and stems of all species of the Chenopodium genus, and in the related genera of the Amaranthaceae family. (wikipedia.org)
  • researchers found evidence of a past whole-genome triplication in wild radish followed by widespread gene loss, resulting in ~38,000 genes in the genome of the extant species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Papaver somniferum, commonly known as the opium poppy, or breadseed poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other poppy species, such as Papaver orientale, Papaver rhoeas, and Papaver argemone are sometimes planted in large plantings and/or grow as weeds. (wikipedia.org)
  • In particular, the broad (for a poppy) leaves of Papaver somniferum, reminiscent of a wild lettuce, are distinctive among poppy species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lactuca canadensis is a species of wild lettuce known by the common names Canada lettuce, Canada wild lettuce, tall lettuce, and Florida blue lettuce. (wikipedia.org)
  • Canavalia cathartica, commonly known as maunaloa in the Hawaiian language, is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Taxonomically, the term "weed" has no botanical significance, because a plant that is a weed in one context is not a weed when growing in a situation where it is in fact wanted, and where one species of plant is a valuable crop plant, another species in the same genus might be a serious weed, such as a wild bramble growing among cultivated loganberries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Examples of such ruderal or pioneer species include plants that are adapted to naturally occurring disturbed environments such as dunes and other windswept areas with shifting soils, alluvial flood plains, river banks and deltas, and areas that are burned repeatedly. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since human agricultural practices often mimic these natural environments where weedy species have evolved, some weeds are effectively preadapted to grow and proliferate in human-disturbed areas such as agricultural fields, lawns, roadsides, and construction sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • for example, Berberis species are intermediate hosts for stem rust fungi, so that they promote serious damage to wheat crops when growing near the fields. (wikipedia.org)
  • cultivation
  • An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. (theferns.info)
  • Apparently, this kind of economy, a mixture of cultivation of wild plants, planting fig trees and gathering other plant foods in nature, was widely practiced during the second half of the 12th millennium before present throughout the Levant, the western wing of the Fertile Crescent. (eurekalert.org)
  • This bitterness has beneficial effects during cultivation, as it deters birds and therefore the plant requires minimal protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to agriculture: Agriculture - cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • However, despite the very rare nature of this type of bust, in May of 2017 police accidentally discovered an illegal planting of Papaver somniferum on a bit more than an acre of land in North Carolina. (wikipedia.org)
  • widely
  • Yuccas are widely grown as architectural plants providing a dramatic accent to landscape design. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many plants that people widely regard as weeds also are intentionally grown in gardens and other cultivated settings, in which case they are sometimes called beneficial weeds. (wikipedia.org)
  • stalks
  • There are also a few edible petioles (leaf stalks) such as celery, as well as some edible flowers. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is very variable in appearance and can have a purplish colour in its stalks and leaf stems which are a sign of its relationship to the cultivated beetroots which it is an ancestor of. (hubpages.com)
  • primarily
  • Of these, by far the most important are the Chinese water chestnut ( Eleocharis dulcis ) and chufas or tiger nuts, cultivars of the yellow nut sedge ( Cyperus esculentus ) grown primarily in Africa. (britannica.com)
  • 10,000
  • 1993). Current yields in Israel, with a field growing season of 3.5 months and a planting density of 10,000 plants per hectare, average 46 t·ha -1 of fruit, 60% of which are of export quality (Benzioni, 1997). (ncsu.edu)
  • Africa
  • It is a small plant found in sagebrush country in the inland western United States, North Africa, temperate Asia, and most of Europe, including Britain. (wikipedia.org)
  • The watermelon is a flowering plant thought to have originated in southern Africa, where it is found growing wild. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cannas
  • The closest living relations to cannas are the other plant families of the order Zingiberales, that is the Zingiberaceae (gingers), Musaceae (bananas), Marantaceae, Heliconiaceae, Strelitziaceae, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since cannas have very hard and durable seed coverings, it is likely that seed remains would survive in the right conditions and been found by archaeologists in the Old World if Canna had been grown there from antiquity. (wikipedia.org)
  • shrubs
  • Finally, there are the ground plants that cover the forest floor, and like the shrubs, these plants have learned how to live in the canopy's shade. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Contains herbs, shrubs, and trees that make up one of the largest plant families. (wikipedia.org)
  • Orchardry - managing orchards, intentional planting of trees or shrubs that are maintained for food production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Orchard - intentional planting of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production. (wikipedia.org)
  • ancestor
  • It is sometimes claimed to be the ancestor of the edible radish, Raphanus sativus. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, it has been suggested on the basis of chloroplast DNA investigations that the cultivated and wild watermelon diverged independently from a common ancestor, possibly C. ecirrhosus from Namibia. (wikipedia.org)
  • medicinal
  • citation needed] During its first year it grows only leaves, but, during its second year, its fluted stem can reach a height of 2.5 meters (just over 8 feet), from that stem the root, which is used in medicinal preparations. (wikipedia.org)
  • From the 10th century on, angelica was cultivated as a vegetable and medicinal plant, and achieved popularity in Scandinavia in the 12th century and is still used today, especially in Sami culture. (wikipedia.org)
  • succulent
  • The flowers very similar to those of the searocket, which is found in some of the same regions (in the US) and is easily distinguished from it by having thinner, non-succulent stems and leaves. (wikipedia.org)
  • flowers
  • Scurvy grass ( Cochlearia officinalis ) is a herb that grows at the tops of beaches and on cliffs, It is a small plant and has white flowers. (hubpages.com)
  • It is grown as an ornamental for the yellow or bi-coloured yellow and white flowers. (blogspot.com.au)
  • The flowers have four deeply notched white petals, and are borne an inch or two above the ground by a long stem. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wild Flowers: An Aid to Knowledge of our Wild Flowers and their Insect Visitors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The flowers are yellow with reddish-brown spots, usually on the lower lip, and the upper and lower lips have fused, growing 8-14 cm (3.1-5.5 in). (wikipedia.org)
  • The stems have wide spaced, four-petalled flowers 30-40 mm (1.2-1.6 in) across and varying in colour, usually from white to purple but sometimes light orange to yellow, often with colour shading within a single petal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reader's Digest Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain. (wikipedia.org)
  • A plant can have buds, flowers, and achenes simultaneously. (wikipedia.org)
  • The flowers are unisexual, with male and female flowers occurring on the same plant (monoecious). (wikipedia.org)
  • The most notable characteristic of field pepperweed is the raceme of flowers which forks off of the stem. (wikipedia.org)
  • cultivars
  • Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they receive at least 6-8 hours average sunlight during the summer, and are moved to a warm location for the winter. (wikipedia.org)
  • wild plants of that country most resemble those of the New World cultivars. (ncsu.edu)
  • it is grown from coastal regions to over 4,000 m (13,000 ft) in the Andes near the equator, with most of the cultivars being grown between 2,500 m (8,200 ft) and 4,000 m (13,000 ft). (wikipedia.org)
  • rapidly
  • It spreads rapidly, and is often found growing on roadsides or in other places where the ground has been disturbed. (wikipedia.org)
  • subtropical
  • They tolerate a range of conditions, but are best grown in full sun in subtropical or mild temperate areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Watermelons are tropical or subtropical plants and need temperatures higher than about 25 °C (77 °F) to thrive. (wikipedia.org)
  • shade
  • The guides recommend "disturbed ground" or places where man has removed trees and undergrowth, then abandoned the land, providing several decades of sunny ground for fast-growing berry bushes and small fruiting trees to colonize, before forest trees grow up to shade them out. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Comfrey grows well in the shade and helps build the soil. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Intermediate between these two classes of plants are the vines, growing in the shade but reaching for the full light of the canopy. (motherearthnews.com)
  • It cannot grow in the shade. (pfaf.org)
  • Ours is in shade until the afternoon and grown in heavy clay soil up against a wall. (blogspot.com.au)
  • fungi
  • 2009). Assemblage and diversity of fungi associated with mangrove wild legume Canavalia cathartica. (wikipedia.org)