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August 21, 2019

 

Jabuticaba, The Fruit That Grows On Trees

Jabuticaba is a fruit native to Brazil. It’s the size and color of a plum, with a white pulp and several seeds. It’s also known for its health benefits and sometimes gets called a “super fruit.”

August 8, 2019

 

Generational Plant Wisdom

Information about when to germinate is imprinted by the mother plant in the seeds’ genes—essentially turning certain genes off that regulate germination.

June 27, 2019

 

Asian Jumping Worms

Asian jumping worms are, as their name suggests, an invasive species. They were first reported in the U.S. in 1939, and were first found in Wisconsin in 2013.

June 11, 2019

 

Global Warming Helps Leafhoppers Proliferate

Entomologists found that potato leafhoppers, which are migratory pests, arrived in the fields an average of 10 days earlier in 2012 than they did in the early 1950s.

May 11, 2019

 

The Oldest Tree In Europe

The oldest tree in Europe is a 1,230 year-old Heldreich’s pine living in southern Italy.

May 23, 2018

 

Plant Hair

Trichomes are the fuzzy hairs that some plants have.

March 9, 2018

 

From the source: Dwarf mistletoe growing on a coastal lodgepole pine tree

Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoe is one of the most destructive parasites in North American forests.

September 6, 2013

 

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Why Cashews Aren’t Sold In The Shell

If you misplaced your nutcracker, cashews are the way to go. Ever wonder why they are never sold with a shell?

July 11, 2013

 

The Great Tomato Debate

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

May 23, 2013

 

Knapweed like these in England are invasive out of its natural habitat due to harmful chemical secretions that can starve off vulnerable plant species

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?

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