Monthly Archives: January 2011

January’s Fine Plant Posts

One nice advantage of browsing through a new edition of Berry Go Round (now #36 up at Seeds Aside) is discovering excellent blogs devoted to plants, blogs I haven’t seen before even though they might have been around for quite … Continue reading

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The Key from Kew

Right at the beginning of the year, I received a notice from Ruth Bone, who has worked on the French Guiana Coastal Savanna, telling me about the Key to Neotropical Plant Families from Kew Gardens. This post is a thank-you … Continue reading

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A New Take on Orchid Pollination

Do a google search on “how orchids deceive” and you’ll get roughly 390,000 answers. Many orchids, you’ll learn, appear to mimic bees or wasps to deceive their pollinators into interacting with them. In the group of orchids known as Oncidium … Continue reading

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The Plant List

The name of a plant is the key to communicating about it and to finding information about its uses, conservation status, relationships and place within ecosystems.  The Plant List The Plant List is a new resource for plant nerds and … Continue reading

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