Trees help to prevent the onset of floods. This article is about trees that help to prevent the onset of floods by absorbing huge volumes of water.
The Date Palm tree is a tall, evergreen tree that has no branches. This article is about the characteristics and uses of the Date Palm tree.
Archil licken, Rocella tinctoria, is the main source of orcein, the highly praised red dye of the sixteen century. Its trade was highly regulated and its importance was such that it contributed to the human settlement in the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic.
The Baobab tree is native to Africa and Australia. The Baobab tree belongs to the genus Adansonia and has eight species. This article is all about the characteristics and uses of this tree.
With more than 500 species native from the tropics Passiflora is mostly known for its beautiful flowers. However, it also has a set of ingenious defenses against its most feared enemies.
Plants are the main source of food on the planet and it's the amazing leaf that makes it all possible. Graphics created by author.
Once considered medicinal wonder, mandrake was also used as a powerful poison. Possibly the source of the oldest anesthetic known to man, today mandrake is still object of popular curiosity.
The Giant Amazon water lily, Victoria amazonica, was first observed in the beginning of the nineteen century. It soon became popular and fascinating to European eyes. Its life is no less amazing and Victoria amazonica giant leaves inspired the construction of one of London's biggest attactions -...
Life science for elementary age kids and homeschool. Learn about deciduous and evergreen trees.
Being a highly poisonous plant did not stop cassava, or manioc, of becoming one of the most important crops in the world and the third most important carbohydrates source.