Category: Plants

Springs Herald: Snowdrops and Modern Medicine

Galanthus invalids otherwise known as the Snowdrop, is widely acknowledged as one of the first signs of spring in the northern hemisphere. This flower occurs frequently in its favored habitats including moist deciduous...

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Top 10 Facts: Lords and Ladies

Unwelcome guests. In Theatrum Botanicum, published in 1629 by John Parkinson, the author lists two recipes for Wild Arum (otherwise known as Lords and Ladies), suggesting that small pieces of the root can...

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Top 10 Facts about the Yew

Historic significance. One of the oldest wooden artefacts ever discovered by modern humans was made from Yew – a spearhead found in Essex dated at approximately 450,000 years of age. This particular spearhead was...

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How the first trees grew so tall

By Christopher M. Berry, Cardiff University Imagine a world without trees, and then try to think about the changes that would need to happen for these trees to evolve from the small primitive plants...

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An autumn glut of Sea Buckthorn berries

The smell was sweet and sickly, infused with alcohol, and difficult to escape. We tracked it down to sea buckthorn berries, bright orange, over-ripe and ready for eating after the early November frosts....

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