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 …

Plants Links

Apps plantnet.org 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

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 …

Wildlife

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

Botanical Gardens

Buzzwords Botanical garden = garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. – Wikipedia Elsewhere on the Web bgci.org Photos Planeta.com National Day of Botanical Gardens in México Biodiversity Plants Gardens