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Posts tagged botany

July 11, 2013

 

Three tomatoes hanging in a garden.

The Great Tomato Debate

On this Moment of Science, find the truth about tomatoes. Fruit or veggie?

May 23, 2013

 

Knapweed in country landscape

Invasion Of The Knapweed

Foreign, invasive plants take over the new neighborhood, often choking out native plants. What's with these bullies? Are they just tougher than everyone else?

May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

October 4, 2012

 

fresh lettuce leaves

Fashion Tips For Lettuce

Lettuce tell you a thing or two about dressing up a salad.

August 22, 2012

 

a lily on the water at night

The Nightlife Of Plants

A plant's nightlife may not include dining and dancing, but it does play an important role in its flowering season.

August 6, 2012

 

phototrophism

The Truth About Phototropism

What is positive phototropism and why does it matter?

July 30, 2012

 

exposed tree roots on a river edge

How Roots Know to Grow Down

Many plants roots grow deep down into the soil, but how does the plant know which way is down?

May 17, 2012

 

meadow grass

Plant Self-defense

What keeps seemingly defenseless grass from hungry grazers?

April 30, 2012

 

spittlebug

The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

April 19, 2012

 

shelf fungus growing on a tree

Friendly Fungus Amongus

What do you think, is shelf fungus the tree's friend or foe?

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