Biology News
Flora and fauna of Vadnais Lake - Press Pubs

Press Pubs
Numerous flora and fauna were spotted along the shores of Vadnais Lake in Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park on a June afternoon. The lake is home to wild iris of the Southern Blueflag variety. The flower is one of two irises native to Minnesota.

“Chayote” the Mexican super-food that could cure cancerous tumors - The Yucatan Times

The Yucatan Times
The cell biology specialist Edelmiro Santiago Osorio, along with his team at the Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) Zaragoza campus, managed to develop this hybrid of two species of wild Mexican chayotes. He was surprised at the vegetable's antineoplastic ...

The Weird and Wild Art of Joshua Tree - 7x7

Along with the steel beams are fanciful depictions of the desert region's flora and fauna. Harrison's desert retreat is, in itself, impressive: The straw bale structure has a large vaulted room ideal for playing and listening to music, and the getaway ...

Banglapedia: Wild Flower

Dhaka - Bangladesh

Wild Flower About 300,000 wild flower plant species have so far been identified, while tens of thousands more remain undescribed. Of them only about 1,500 species (0.5%) are nurtured for food, fodder, fibre, beverage, timber, medicine and flowers. The rest are still wild. The wild plant populations occupy a central position in the earth's environment and the prime source of carbon and breathing oxygen for all living beings. Rest of information may be obtained from the web site.

New England Wild Flower Society
United States

Promotes conservation of temperate North American plants through education, horticulture, habitat preservation, and research.

North Carolina Wild Flower Preservation Society
United States

Promotes enjoyment and conservation of native plants and their habitats through education, protection, and propagation.

African Wild Dog: Rare wild dogs give clues to pet behavior
United States

About Lycaon pictus, the Cape hunting dog, and its behavior.

Flower Wasp
United States

Several photographs and a description of a wasp in the family Tiphiidae.

United States

Includes a story describing the history of the poinsettia and also provides descriptions of the major diseases that attack and blemish the red flowering plant. From the American Phytopathological Society.

Family Tiphiidae: Flower Wasps

Photographs and information about some species found in the Brisbane area of Queensland, Australia.

Alpinia zerumbet: Shell Flower
United States

Description and several photographs of this evergreen tropical perennial and information on its herbal properties, tribal and herbal medicine uses, the chemicals it contains and its biological activities.

United States

Image of entire plant.

Flower Mound Humane Society
United States

A foster organization that provides for homeless, sick, and abandoned animals until they can be placed in permanent homes.

My Favourite Flower: The Scarlet Pimpernel.
United States

Photographic study by Paul James of the wayside flower, Anagallis arvensis.