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Big changes for names of algae, fungi, plants and plant fossils

Big changes for names of algae, fungi, plants and plant fossils | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Botanists throw away the printing press and cancel Latin classes.
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A plant of last resort - Chicago Tribune

A plant of last resort - Chicago Tribune | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
A plant of last resortChicago TribuneNigel Taylor of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a bioengineer on an international team developing a genetically modified cassava protected against some of the most common diseases.
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DNA Barcoding in Plants & Its Potential Applications | Education Journal

DNA Barcoding in Plants & Its Potential Applications | Education Journal | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Today, barcodes conceived by Bernard Silver, a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, PA, and his friends Norman Woodland and Jordin Johanson in 1948 are used universally.
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The Murcian flower has been 'revived' after 100 years

The Murcian flower has been 'revived' after 100 years | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
The species of legume known as 'Tallante's chickpea', which has not been seen for nearly a century, has finally been studied in detail.
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Why size matters in the plant world too - New Scientist

Why size matters in the plant world too - New Scientist | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Why size matters in the plant world tooNew ScientistKevin Burns and Patrick Kavanagh at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand measured the leaf and stem sizes of 297 plants from 38 dioecious plant species in herbarium collections of the...
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Statement on Evolution, Botanical Society of America

Statement on Evolution, Botanical Society of America | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Statement on Evolution, Botanical Society of America (@JoeCienkowski @ifiwaszen @jeasbed @annraoiod

Hi Joe, Botanists love evolution!
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IndianBotanists's comment, March 10, 2013 9:55 AM
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2012 garland competition begins

2012 garland competition begins | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Botanic gardens around the world are encouraging young people to design a 2012 Olympic garland for athletes, using only native species.
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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, October 9, 2011 5:11 AM
Taking localism too far; what's wrong with Laurel?
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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’ – The Scott Arboretum’s Garden Seeds

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’ – The Scott Arboretum’s Garden Seeds | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

"‘October Skies’ is a shorter, bluer, and bushier relative of S. oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’, found in the Terry Shane Teaching Garden. While its cultivar name is said to be attributed to the deep blue hue of the autumn sky, I find the flowers of this aster to be more lavender than deep sky blue. Regardless of how you classify them, the colorful blooms of S. oblongifolium ‘October Skies’ look lovely in the fall garden. At a time when many garden plants have already seen their last flowers of the season, ‘October Skies’ provides a profusion of one-inch compound daisy-like flowers atop stems that grow about 18 inches tall."

 

PS: Yes, it is an aster - the botanical name was changed a few years back. For some odd reason, no one uses the new name. Evil taxonomists!

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Fungi discovery could combat witches' broom

Fungi discovery could combat witches' broom | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Another use for crop wild relatives...


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Carved bench @ Winkworth Arboretum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Carved bench @ Winkworth Arboretum | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Fantastic benches installed at the National Trust garden, Winkworth Arboretum. No sign of the sculptor, but this is some great work. (Awesome carved bench at Winkworth Arboretum, love to know who the artist is?
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Measuring global photosynthesis rate: Earth's plant life 'recycles' carbon dioxide faster than previously estimated

Measuring global photosynthesis rate: Earth's plant life 'recycles' carbon dioxide faster than previously estimated | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
A research team followed the path of oxygen atoms on carbon dioxide molecules during photosynthesis to create a new way of measuring the efficiency of the world's plant life.
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BBC - Gardening Blog: Green Roofs

BBC - Gardening Blog: Green Roofs | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

My shed this year: Green roofs have slowly entered the mainstream. Many new developments are having green roofs installed as part of their designs. There is a growing industry...

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AoB Blog » #IBC18 Plant taxonomy in the 21st century

AoB Blog » #IBC18 Plant taxonomy in the 21st century | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Weblog of the Annals of Botany...this set of tweets from the July meeting in Aussie reveal the lively arguments underway againsg the "neoLinneans" and the, shall we say, cladistic-statistic supportors...

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Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West | Weblog Diary - Personal ...

Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West | Weblog Diary - Personal ... | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
In the first update since the original printing in 1979, renowned herbalist Michael Moore adds another 20 years of research and expertise working with medicinal plants to his classic 'Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West'.
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Sentinel Plant Network | APGA

Sentinel Plant Network | APGA | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Hort staff is going to Morton Arboretum Monday to do some training as part of us being in the Sentinel Plant Network http://t.co/uLumI6Ft...
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Bioblitz 2011 « UW Botanic Gardens News

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Citizen scientists help document the flora and fauna in this urban parcel.

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The unique flora of the Juan Fernández Archipelago-News - Chile - This is Chile

The unique flora of the Juan Fernández Archipelago-News - Chile - This is Chile | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Two French botanists have released a publication containing an inventory of the islands' many endemic plant species. 

 

These islands were immortalized in Daniel DeFoe's classic: Robinson Crusoe.

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Ohio State Launches Center for Applied Plant Sciences | Arts and Sciences

Ohio State Launches Center for Applied Plant Sciences | Arts and Sciences | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Arts and Sciences (Enhanced crop performance is a priority for OSU Plant Science Department.)...
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Seven Bizarre Stinking Flowers

Seven Bizarre Stinking Flowers | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Usually flowers give good scent and many people like them because of their fragrance. But some flowers give foul and bad odor to attract beetles, flies etc. Here are such flowers.
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Ice-age nettles may survive in dark Chinese caves - life - 05 October 2011 - New Scientist

Ice-age nettles may survive in dark Chinese caves - life - 05 October 2011 - New Scientist | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Walk into a cave in south-west China and you could be stepping back 30,000 years – they could be a time capsule preserving rare nettles from the last (@Botanygeek "@SAPS_News:Have plants from last ice age survived 30,000 years in the dark at back...
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Crocus offers scientists hope in the battle against cancer

A substance found in a native British flower has been turned into a powerful (Crocus offers scientists hope in the battle against cancer - Science, News - The Independent http://t.co/mrYsuLd...)...

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Drexel to Open Nations First University Facility that Includes a Biowall for Improved Air Quality

Drexel to Open Nations First University Facility that Includes a Biowall for Improved Air Quality | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
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Arboretum Sells Local Honey

Arboretum Sells Local Honey | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
The Bartlett Arboretum sells local honey, which helps those with pollen-based allergies feel better.
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Flowers bloom for a second time

Flowers bloom for a second time | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
UK plants are flowering for a second time this year because of the unseasonably warm weather. (#Flowers #blooming for a second time this year in #UK!
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