a research and learning project about flowering plants. The research component is aimed at creating a language for discussing the bloom times of wildflowers and other plants that is neutral in respect to climate, region, and hemisphere.
All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in Missouri Botanical Gardens electronic databases during the past 25 years are publicly available here. This system has over one million scientific names and 3.5 million specimen records.
Biomimicry & Taxonomy. "Nature's elegant solutions to building challenges include the Scots pine's adaptive growth, the thorny devil's passive water collection, and a leaf's on-site energy production. AskNature can help you solve your design challenges. "
Curcuma longa, a powerhouse plant, is highly antiinflammatory, treating cardiovascular, metabolic, and rheumatic disorders. Turmeric oils (a leaf fraction) and curcuminoids make this "curry" ingredient an essential culinary/medicinal botanical.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2003). Full Text Article. PDF File. Karen W. Martin* and Edzard Ernst. Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK