Hi folks. I know it’s been silent around for some time. It’s going back, truly back I tell you, in a few weeks. I hoped I would write something on the blog before handling the BGR carnival this month, but life is full of surprises. Anyway, here is installment # 50 of the plant carnival. You may also check the previous edition at A Blog Around the Clock.
March’s gone, but not without plants:
Who would supersede super seeds? duper super seeds probably… Find out at Ian Lunt Research Blog why you can’t always get rid of plants too easily.
Long before a Millenium, there’s something like a Trillium. Little Sweet Betsy, not lil’ sweet beats, just cuter! (Anybody seen my focus?).
We’re sent forget me nots rightfully, which has a special flavour to me because Chris get into some pollen details (it’s also about species name, go read it!), and I have been bred into Academy as a palynologist :-) …
Plants are more electric than you might think. At Cellular Scale. Some plants have neurons, some people don’t… :-)
How Stress Makes Oranges Better for You? By making them bloody, enforced by cold nights, but maybe not for long. Find out why at Inkfish!
Why do savanna trees have flat tops? An entertaining post without tat flops, an ode to smallness, so to speak (growing tall vs growing wild). :-)
April doesn’t fool you too much…
… Because of Spring. Plants and rocks has another rocking plant.
Some more spice with United Colours of Pepper. A post with peps and diversity that just go on the table.
How not to debunk anti-GMO propaganda? At Agro.Biodiversity. The theme is still somewhat of a hot potato. Propaganda is found on both sides unfortunately, but that’s nice people speak around GMO. The post also ask a very good question: when should we care? (you’ll read more there). I tend to think every time something’s wrong.
I go with the post position, except that I’ll find in situ conservation an even more appropriate answer to agrodiversity conservation than ex situ seed banking :-) Well, that definitely doesn’t prevent me from finding the idea of having seeds prepared for plant travel very nice. Find more about Time Capsule of Local Seeds there…
Fond of Irises? find here! Get a scientist’s heart bloom.
Grass screams and cries. A new NGO, Scientists for the Ethical Treatment of Grass, is now working for a ban of all lawn mowers.
There’s a wetland in my grassland! Wow, now community ecology is a regular subject of blog posts! And this makes a very seedy BGR at Seeds Aside, not that aside after all… :-)
Tired of Megafauna? Try Megaflora, which can be as charismatic!
And that would make the BGR #50!
Want more? Please volunteer to host May’s BGR! And have fun with plants!