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- Plant poaching. Blau, T. // Horticulture;Apr89, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p15
Reports on plant poaching and overcollecting of rare bulbs, woodland wildflowers and ferns, which, in some cases, has endangered species. Describes laws protecting plants; What large plant sellers, such as W. Atlee Burpee & Co., are doing. INSET: For more information..
- A frozen future for endangered plants? Mayrhofer, Debra // New Scientist;2/27/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1862, p16
Reports on research by Darren Touchell and Kingsley Dixon at the Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Australia, who have created large numbers of genetically identical specimens from frozen plant tissue of a rare grevillea. Cryonics could ensure the survival of the rare `Grevillea...
- Help protect rare plants. // PSA Journal;Jun96, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p18
Reports that the California Native Plant Society is looking for photographers willing to donate original slides of rare and endangered vascular plants of California to their Rare Plant Slide Collection. Need for high quality material; Contact information.
- Bush Anemone. Fischer, Thomas // Horticulture;Mar99, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p58
Presents information on bush anemone, a rare plant scientifically known as Carpenteria californica. Botanical description; How to grow bush anemones; Plants which can be paired with bush anemone.
- Science Fact and Fiction (and School Libraries). Grose, Derrick // School Libraries in Canada (17108535);2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Cory Doctorow on insights into the organization of information grew from his early exposure to the wonders of a card catalogue in his elementary school library, one by Rebecca Huxtable on a lake where unusual...
- Chapter 18: Strange Plants. // Plant Science: Learning About Plant Life (Science Action Labs);2000, p54
A quiz related to a science laboratory activity about strange plants is presented.
- Promoting Survival Prospects of Rare Plants. Legg, Colin; Cowie, Neil; Sydes, Chris // Botanical Journal of Scotland;2003, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p77
The distributions of Scottish rare plants are well known and we have a good understanding of the communities and habitats in which they occur. But how do we ensure that populations are maintained or enhanced? The ecological processes that determine current population size and distribution must...
- High stakes for rare plants. Shields, Hatsy // House Beautiful;Sep95, Vol. 137 Issue 9, p42
Focuses on the 1995 Rare Plant Auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Breeds and varieties of plants in the auction; Event highlights; Qualifications for the auction. INSET: Rare plant auctions around the country..
- Last stand for solitary marron. Gunn, Spence // New Scientist;8/21/93, Vol. 139 Issue 1887, p8
Reports on the vandalism of the rare plant cafe marron on Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean. Investigations by Mike Maunder of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Damage from taking cuttings with supposed medicinal value; Propagation attempts to prevent extinction.