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Let me tell you a story about Dragon's Blood

Living in the beautiful forested Blue Mountains as I do I am no stranger to bleeding trees and sticky resins. In fact our garden is full of the stuff and I’ve often sat picking at it while watching my children play on the trampoline or in the pool.   1,859 more words


Pineapple weed

Image of pineapple weed above from pnwflowers.com

Pineapple weed is commonly found in ‘weedy’ places in North America – in parking lots, well trod paths, and similar places.   531 more words


Native American Uses of the Forest

By Bruce Rottink, Volunteer Nature Guide and Retired Research Forester

For thousands of years before settlers from the eastern United States or Europe arrived in the vicinity of what is now Tryon Creek State Natural Area (TCSNA), Native Americans called this forest home. 1,052 more words

Plants & Wildlife

6 in 60: Number 19 - Plants and People

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful christmas time and celebrated lots! I’m back with a 6 scientific things in 60 seconds all about plants and people.  194 more words


2015: Year in Review

Raise your glass. 2015 has come to a close, and Awkward Botany is turning three. Two great reasons to celebrate.

I started the year with the goal of posting at least once per week. 488 more words