Tagged: Botany

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Why Brambles are Brilliant

Bramble, briar, thorn-bush, blackberry, Rubus fruticosus; all names for a widespread and vigorous plant with arching stems coated in needle-sharp thorns whose success as a species has brought it into regular conflict with...

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A Spotlight on Himalayan Balsam

Of all the wildflowers I enjoyed as a child, Himalayan Balsam is one of the most memorable. Mainly because, in my youth, popping the little green grenades produced by the plant when it goes...

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New Year Plant Hunt: Co. Donegal

It’s over a week since the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) held it’s New Year Plant Hunt, which encouraged botanists and all manner of enthused individuals to go out and find...

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Flowering Plants: What to see in August

Like all those who are new to Botany I can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of flowers popping up in Spring and Summer, there are too many of them...

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