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How Many Species of Plants Are There?

There are about 375,000 species of plants, with more being discovered each year. This includes seed plants, bryophytes, ferns and relatives of ferns called fern allies. Some 297,326 species of plants have been identified, of which 258,650 are flowering and 15,000 bryophytes (liverworts, hornworts, and mosses). All plants are photosynthetic, utilizing carbon …

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Eelgrass

Zostera, more commonly known as eelgrass, is a genus of seagrass native to coastal waters. Many ecologists consider eelgrass to be a vital component of coastal ecosystems, as it provides food and shelter for dozens of species, both large and small. Unfortunately, eelgrass is susceptible to wasting diseases and environmental changes, and is …

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How Do I Control Snails in the Garden?

There are several ways to control snails in the garden and prevent them from devouring delicate plants. Eliminating hiding places, removing snails by hand, snail traps, and using predatory animals or natural or chemical pesticides will help with this unpleasant task. Snails and slugs feed on many garden plants and …

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Onosma

The Onosma genus of plants contains about 150 species and belongs to the Boraginaceae, or borage, family. These perennials or biennials bear pretty little tubular flowers that may be white, yellow, pink, or red. Gardeners usually raise them for their blooms. Generally, growers wear gloves and protective clothing when handling Onosma plants because their …

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Mosquito Repellent Plants

The pesticides we use for repelling mosquitoes, can be very harmful. So, the best way to get rid of them naturally, is by planting mosquito repellent plants. Read on for more details. Though small, mosquitoes are indeed annoying creatures. There are better ways to get rid of those little creatures …

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Life Cycle of a Bean Plant

The bean plant is not only a favorite plant of kitchen gardeners, but also an experimental model that students can use to study plant growth and development. Let me assist you in understanding the various stages of its life cycle.   The bean plant belongs to one of the largest …

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Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi

Fungi are responsible for approximately two-third of the infectious plant diseases. There are many plant diseases caused by fungi, like mildew, smuts, rusts, etc. Know more about them through this article. Fungi belong to a large and diverse group of microorganisms. They are actually cells that consist of a membrane-bound …

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Does Music Affect Plant Growth?

Music has a profound effect on everyone. From the soothing tones of classical music to the peppy beats of jazz, it has the ability to change our mood. But does music affect plants, too? The upcoming article divulges the answer.   People have been experimenting with music and plants for …

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Islamic garden

An Islamic garden is a garden that has been designed in the typical Islamic style. Most Islamic gardens are found in the oldest Islamic countries, including most countries in the Middle East. They occur in large numbers all along the Mediterranean Sea from Spain to North Africa, however, and have …

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