Meadow Horsetail by Luc Viatour: Equisetum (horsetail/snake grass/puzzlegrass) is the only living genus in the Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds.

Equisetum (horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass) is the only living genus in Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds.[2]Patterns in Nature (by amazon2008)

Scanning Electron Micrographys of Grains of Pollen by micronaut/caters: The large object in the center is pumpkin pollen. The tiny speck below and to the right is forget-me-not pollen. #Pollen #SEM #micronaut #caters

ferns n mushrooms

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Carnivorous Plant

Sundew, carnivorous plant

Keep your precious plants pest and pesticide free using these natural sprays.

helleborus, midnight ruffles...

˚Magic Mushrooms ~ Cookeina Speciosa Cookeina is a genus of cup fungi in the family Sarcoscyphaceae, members of which may be found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Some of you noticed the last planting calendar I posted was for Kentucky only. If you're not from Kentucky, check out this Interactive What to Plant Now map.

green leaves of a somewhat 'furry' nature...

Tournefortia staminea, Soldierbush, is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae.

blue puya (puya berteroniana) native to chile, is a terrestrial bromeliad related to the pineapple, bees & birds love it

Dandelion - great perspective

Pollia condensata ('marble berry') a wild plant that grows in the forests of Ethiopia and other African countries and which can’t be eaten raw, cooked or turned into a beverage, has metallic fruit which stay a vibrant blue for years or even decades after being picked. Scientists have discovered that the fruit has no pigment at all and uses nanoscale-sized structures to produce the most intense color ever studied in biological tissue. Image via PNAS. via smithsonianmag #Pollia_condensata

A plant grown from a 32,000 year old fruit buried in a squirrel nest. Awesome.

Rainbow Map of the Brain by M. D. Van Wedeen reveals an orderly lattice of nerve fibers that intersect at roughly right angles, much simpler than had been suspected. via Greg Miller, ScienceNOW. Here is a story from All Things Considered, NPR #Brain #Neuroscience #M_D_Van_Weeden #ScienceNow #Greg_Miller

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Behold the Sundew. Such a sanguine name for a plant that attracts its prey with its sweet delicate fragrance and then treats them to a slow, painful death. The sundew's glands secrete a sweet mucilage which first attracts insects and then traps them in place. The glands secrete enzymes to slowly digest the insect, whose essence is then absorbed into the plant body. Noms.

Enter your zip code & this calendar will tell you what to plant and when to plant it, week-by-week. Fantastic!