2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Links ippc.int https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around …

Wildlife

Graphic:  Wildlife Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants and animals. Species Spotlight Alligators Birds Ducks Penguins Elephants Elk Giraffes Rhinos Whales Planeta.com Wild Australia #wildoz Wild New Zealand Wild USA Wild Ocean Biodiversity Nature Wildlife Tourism Wildlife Friendlier Fences

Plants Links

Apps plantnet.org Cuetlaxochitl = Nochebuena = Poinsettia Poinsettia: the Christmas flower and the racist history behind La Cuetlaxochitl Wikipedia Cleome https://www.thespruce.com/cleome-flower-spider-1315709 Salvia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia https://gardenerspath.com/plants/flowers/how-grow-salvia Wardian case https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/floating-gardens-%E2%80%94-the-journey-of-the-wardian-case/11164746 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardian_case Planeta.com Plants Sustainability Notebook

Creosote

Photo: Hadley Paul Garland Creosote = a shrub native to arid parts of Mexico and the western USA. When steeped in boiling water, the leaves yield an antiseptic lotion. Joshua Tree National Park: Perhaps no other desert plant is more conspicuous than the creosote (Larrea tridentata) which grows in the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave deserts …

Plant-Based

Photo Plant-based = foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, and with few or no animal products Also see: plant-based meat / burgers / patties Headlines Impossible Burgers Aren’t Healthy, and That’s the Whole Point KFC first fast-food restaurant to test plant-based chicken – The Hill Whole Foods CEO on …

Superbloom

Buzzwords Superbloom = Rare desert wildflower show Headlines As Rains Ease in the West, Cactuses Shine Brighter Than Ever – NYT 2017: Anza Borrego http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638 https://www.theguardian.com/travel/picture/2017/mar/16/travel-photo-of-the-week-rare-desert-super-bloom-in-california – https://twitter.com/blmnational/status/842081961464213505 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/sd-me-wildflowers-guide-20170308-story.html http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-california-anza-borrego-wildflowers-20170208-story.html http://www.desertsun.com/story/travel/advice/kathy-strong/2017/02/26/kathy-strong-going-way-super-bloom/98441746 http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/mar/02/super-bloom-wildflowers-days-away-anza-borrego-des http://www.abdnha.org – http://www.abdnha.org/pages/03flora/reports/current.htm http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anza-borrego-wildflowers-20170310-story.html The park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County …

Kogelberg, South Africa

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Kogelberg Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a nature reserve of 3,000 ha comprising the Kogelberg Mountain Range, to the east of Cape Town, South Africa. With about 1,600 plant species, it contains a floral diversity per unit area that is greater than anywhere else in the world. The 100,000 hectare UNESCO designated Kogelberg …

Plants

Buzzwords Plant = a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll Translating: Plants Spanish: Plantas Wikipedia Amaryllis Planeta.com Plants Links Milpa …