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Pflanzenliebe - Die Grüne Bildergalerie - Moos-Fotos - Moos-Bilder

Pflanzenliebe - Die Grüne Bildergalerie - Moos-Fotos - Moos-Bilder | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Die Moose auf Pflanzenliebe.de. Lebermoose und Laubmoose. Moos-Fotos. Mosses and Liverworts.
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'Weeds': In Defense Of Botany's Cockroach

While many might think of weeds as pests, British nature writer Richard Mabey prefers to think of them as "vegetable guerrillas" and "forest outlaws." Mabey's new book, Weeds: In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants, is a spirited defense of weeds. He tells NPR's Melissa Block that his love for weeds began when he discovered a forest of the disreputable plants in an industrial wasteland near London's Heathrow Airport.


Via Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research, Luigi Guarino
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Coconut Freaks! rarest double coconut

This double fruit (fruit with two coconut inside) was found at the Marc Delorme research station in Ivory Coast during the year 1999. Its variety is unknown;...

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Home of the potato : un album sur Flickr

Flickr est certainement le meilleur service de gestion et de partage de photos en ligne au monde. Exposez vos photos préférées au monde entier. Partagez, en toute sécurité et en toute confidentialité, vos photos à vos amis et à votre famille.

Via Luigi Guarino
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Thank you, L. Charming.
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Man-in-a-box lives off plants

Man-in-a-box lives off plants | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it

In the 1770s, Joseph Priestly put a mouse in a jar with some plants. It lived for several days, much longer than one without plants. He recognised that plants were allowing us to breathe, and called them 'lungs'. He recognised they were taking something in and giving something out that we needed.


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Recycled Light Bulb Hanging Vases

Recycled Light Bulb Hanging Vases | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
These hanging light bulb vases are so charming and ridiculously easy to make. Grouped together they make quite an eco-friendly and elegant statement!
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Michael McDowell hand crafted ceramics

Michael McDowell hand crafted ceramics | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it

Hand crafted studio pottery ceramics by Michael McDowell...with air plants cupped lightly inside....

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Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi - Planet Earth Attenborough BBC wildlife

Sir David Attenborough and the Planet Earth team discover the weird world of the Cordyceps; killer fungi that invades the body of an insect to grow and dimin...

 

From Student Patrick Catterson.

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Man grows world's heaviest potato

Man grows world's heaviest potato | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
A potato grown by a Nottinghamshire gardener is confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's heaviest.
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doodle by andre: they’re only playing dead — A Way to Garden

doodle by andre: they’re only playing dead — A Way to Garden | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it

Weeds have a rich and devious inner life.

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Pear Humbug: New from Ukraine - Graham Rice's New Plants Blog

Pear Humbug: New from Ukraine - Graham Rice's New Plants Blog | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it

A stripey pear....move over, tomatoes, because here come the lovely pears....

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Looted church sculpture is found

Looted church sculpture is found | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it

 Hey, a wooden botanist from long ago!

A sculpture looted from a London church during the Blitz is to be returned to its former home.
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Not potatoes

Not potatoes | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
But colourful nevertheless. giving the lie to their binomial, Arracaccia xanthorrhiza.

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Evolution of Fruit Shape in Tomato « Biofortified

Evolution of Fruit Shape in Tomato « Biofortified | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it

Someday you’ll be able to use CAD software to draw up what you want a plant to look like and the software (containing detailed growth models) will tell you what genetic constructs you need to bring it into the world…

But for now we barely understand how natural morphological variation is controlled. So I was excited to see this paper out of the van der Knaap and Francis labs. In it, they review some of the known levers by which tomato plants control fruit shape and investigate their historical appearance.


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Better Than Fur: Tara Baoth Mooney’s Living Moss Collar Will Grow on You | Ecouterre

Better Than Fur: Tara Baoth Mooney’s Living Moss Collar Will Grow on You | Ecouterre | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Photo by Sean Michael/Epoch If you'd rather draw stares than jeers, skip the fur stoles this winter in favor of this textured moss collar by Tara Baoth...
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Calceolaria uniflora - Botany Photo of the Day

Calceolaria uniflora - Botany Photo of the Day | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Interesting flower...orchid imitator?Calceolaria uniflora - Botany Photo of the Day http://t.co/1NLWFRbE #gardendc...

 

This darling flower looks like a yellow summer purse or even a goldfish.

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911 « LOLplants- Because plants are funny, too.

911 « LOLplants- Because plants are funny, too. | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Pictures of plants with funny captions. Yes, on your internet.

Some of these are funnier than others, but you can appreciate that the lolplant people are earnest.

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Sod sofas in 60 seconds

The Art of Horticulture class at Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences built a pair of sod sofas outside the CCC building on the Ag Q...

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Man survives shears through eye

Man survives shears through eye | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
An 86-year-old American man has survived being impaled through the eye socket by a pair of pruning shears.
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I Kick Grass Lawn Slayer Plant Humor T-Shirt Reviews | Mower Riding

I Kick Grass Lawn Slayer Plant Humor T-Shirt Reviews | Mower Riding | Botany Whimsy | Scoop.it
Are you looking for I Kick Grass Lawn Slayer Plant Humor T-Shirt on sale during Black Friday, or was it? I suggest you buy at Amazon.com. Was greater in the lower price and ship for free. If you're looking for information on the ...
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