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Pink Elephants in the Tetons

In wetter areas in northwestern Wyoming lately, I’ve been seeing clusters of little pink elephants everywhere.

These unique little flowers are called Elephant’s Head, Pedicularis groenlandica, 94 more words

Natural History

Solanaceae, Brugmansia vulcanicola, Vulcan Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge.

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Talkin’ Nerdy with This Week’s Student Spotlight: Monica Estiandan and the Pursuit of Ethnobotany

Meet Monica Estiandan. “As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to study the morphological traits of Monardella (Lamiaceae) through the use of the light and scanning electron microscopes,” says Monica Estiandan, a student at the University of the Pacific, on her about.me profile.   451 more words


A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

The carrot family (Apiaceae) has many plants useful to humans, such as carrots, parsley, fennel, dill, yarrow.  It also happens to contain some poisonous plants.  A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, if it leads a person to confuse a poisonous plant with an edible one. 380 more words



What could be luckier than a 4 leaf clover ! This South Asian plant is supposed to enhance your brain function. (ref http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X5430&cart_id=111.100) Sushni (Marsilea quadrifolia) is actually an aquatic fern. 19 more words