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Random Plant: Woolly locoweed

Like other locoweeds, woolly locoweed (Astragalus mollissimus, Fabaceae) gets its common name from a peculiar effect it has on grazing animals. This plant produces a toxin known as locoine, an… 175 more words


A Bit Scattered

Alright, so I kind of had a rough arrival into Massachusetts, what with missing my exit, having to drive an extra hour to get back to the exit, landing in the wrong town on the wrong road, and now my phone is dead. 320 more words


Cyclamen-The self esteem plant

Yesterday afternoon i took a jaunt up to my friend ‘the Hag’s‘ house for tea and gossip’s, as is our usual when we have a meet up. 819 more words


Phase 1 habitat survey, Wrexham, North Wales (2014)

My final solar farm application site of the week and another set of improved grass fields ! But every site has its quirks and this one had two interesting sets of footprints in muddy gateways:


BOOK: A Garden of Marvels

Readers of this blog might find this new book of interest, as chapters 25 and 28 (they’re short chapters!) look at Darwin’s “botanophilia,” specifically his studies of orchids and plant reproduction, climbing plants, and carnivorous plants. 259 more words

History Of Science


Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627)


It has been a while, but I've been busy...

Hey, all — I wanted to share a short post with you, some links that detail my activities in the field over the last two weeks in Idaho and Montana. 154 more words

Claytonia Lanceolata Species Complex