Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

Reference Resource of the Week

The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

This Encyclopedia contains over 1,120 pictures of plants and flowers (with both common and scientific names) with expansive captions outlining patterns of growth, development, and origin.  Check out this resource!

Did you know that…?

“Most of our garden Tulips have been derived from a plant named T. gesneriana which was introduced into Europe from Turkish gardens about the middle of the 16th Century. Its origin is unknown and there is no known wild species which can be considered the ancestral form.”

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