Monthly Archives: December 2014

MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery plant is viny with bright red berries

You go through life, and you become aware of various truths. For instance: for me as a teacher (maybe you?), it seems that the students are getting steadily younger. What about this one: a lot of books out there were apparently printed with shrinking ink. And here’s another: Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier…
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MSU Herbarium catalogues Michigan plant life

MSU Herbarium catalogues Michigan plant life There’s a special kind of library in the basement of the Plant Biology Labs at Michigan State University. Here, instead of taking a book off of a shelf, you can open a folder and find a dried plant that’s 150 years old and still green. Details...
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SPNHC 2015 taking shape in Gainesville, Florida

May 17-23, 2015 | Florida Museum of Natural History  The Florida Museum of Natural History and partners are honored to host the 30th Annual SPNHC General Meeting. The meetings will be a week long and are scheduled for May 17, 2015 to May 23, 2015.  Details
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Wisconsin herbarium uncovers plant from field of Civil War battle

As men in blue and gray uniforms fell dead and artillery shells whistled overhead, Capt. John Cornelius McMullen noticed a flower growing outside his tent while his unit laid siege to Atlanta. Despite the carnage all around him, or maybe because of it, McMullen marveled at the plant's resilience and watched its leaves close at…
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