Belly Botany

California Plant Rescue botanists got down low to spot Dimeresia howellii in Modoc County last summer […]

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What Are You Willing To Sacrifice?

At the ABG Conservation Seed Bank, a few freshly harvested seeds of Florida Yew (Taxus floridana) were sacrificed, having their characteristic fleshly red cup (aril) removed before weighing and drying to determine the average moisture content. This value will be used to desiccate remaining seeds to a moisture content of precisely 4-7% before entering a germination […]

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Not An Early Riser

West’s Flax (Linum westii Rogers) has adorable little yellow flowers that only open in the evening so surveys are best done in the afternoon, perfect for folks who are not early risers. […]

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Sentinels

Metrosideros polymorpha (\’Ōhi\’a) and Alphitonia ponderosa (Kauwila) Habitat on the Island of Kaua\’i. […]

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