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Botanical Communications: Smiley Faces but no Ears

I enjoy an occasional ASAPScience video on YouTube.  In December I wrote an article about mycorrhizal linkages, a survival association between plants and fungi through roots and hyphae.  The video below is an educational and entertaining cartoon about plant senses. It even mentions this association.  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2GWd2j3qJ8

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What Trees Do in the Fog When You Aren’t Looking

Imported from first blog: Peregrination Notebook. A year ago in my plant ecology class, I learned that trees living in areas constantly exposed to fog are capable of absorbing moisture on the leaves.  My teacher discussed this like it was old news, although he is the sort that is inclined to include new concepts that … Continue reading What Trees Do in the Fog When You Aren’t Looking

Virginia Sneezeweed

Imported from first blog: Peregrination Notebook. I came across an interesting journal article.  Southeastern Naturalist published a study by Rhonda L. Rimer and James W. (Bill) Summer called "Range and Ecology of Helenium virginicum in the Missouri Ozarks".  It seemed like it wouldn't have heavy statistics, so I gave it a shot. Helenium virginicum, also known … Continue reading Virginia Sneezeweed