Venus Flytrap The flytrap was introduced to the public in 1763 as the "fly trap sensitive" by North Carolina governor Arthur Dobbs, and ever since then it has represented a mysterious case in the evolution of flowering plants. Today it is the most well known species of a carnivorous plant that catches and digests animal prey - mostly insects.
When you talk about endangered species, animals come into your minds instantly. However, it is important to understand that the same sort of plants are also there, which are on the verge of extinction. A lot of effort is being put to save these plant sp
Photo courtesy of the Deleware Wildflowers Organization. Passiflora incarnata In 2003, a list compiled by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources placed the Purple Passion Flower on a list of rare, threatened and endangered plants. These plants can be spotted along Oxon Cove.
Disappearing Plants Nov 7th, 2010 * Category: Science & the Environment More than 20 percent of the world's wild plant species may face extinction in coming years according to a study published in the magazine New Scientist. About two-thirds of the endangered plants grow in tropical rainforests.
Today we stumbled upon the Botanic Garden's Christmas exhibit. There was a large model train set up outside, and inside were models of famous DC buildings made entirely out of natural items like bark, acorns, corn husks, and pine cones. It was lots of fun. :)
Conservation is a very hot topic at the moment. More people are more aware now of conservation efforts and their importance to the future of our planet. Within the UK their hundreds of conservation projects that are ongoing, looking to help protect fragile areas from development, damage and disease.
When two missionaries got lost on the remote Mount Victoria in the central Philippines in 2000, no one could have guessed that their misadventure would lead to the discovery of a bizarre but majestic variety of pitcher plant.
The problems that have led to the threat to life of many animals and plants are all human generated. Urban development, agriculture, quarrying, lumbering, road constructions etc. are all in some ways responsible for cutting short the life of many living organisms. Learn about the causes of endangered plant species.
The Berry Botanic Garden (BBG) closed and is selling its 6.5-acre Dunthorpe estate. The good news is that the BBG native plant seed bank*, established in 1983, has a new home at Portland State University. BBG's conservation program collects the seed of endangered plants, grows new starts and reintroduces them into their native habitat.
Did you know that there is a species of tree so rare that only two are known to exist on earth; there are also strange meat-eating flowers and flowers that simply smell like meat. What they and other unusual plants have in common is both rarity and uniqueness - they are incredible but also endangered.
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Have you ever thought about a plant that can consume its prey? How about a flower that blooms after three-thousand years? Recently, botanists have discovered new plant species possessing these weird characteristics. Most of us thought that flowers and plants that are capable of blooming once after thousands of years exist only in childhood fairytales.
Nancy C. Coile2 updated by Mark A. Garland3. Endangered Plant List .. Endangered Species Act, 1973; Federal Register, 2 Nov 1987 as. threatened. Endangered Species Info: List of all endangered animals . List of all endangered plants . List of all endangered species (animals and plants ).
"Lessons are best learned when children can explore and discover directly the interrelationships of the world around them." The Lyon Arboretum is a living classroom, outdoor laboratory and museum with a focus on cultural and biological diversity. The Arboretum is a perfect site for Hawai`i's children to immerse themselves in and develop an appreciation for the wonders of nature.
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