Entries in plants (6)


Plant Profile -  Cacti

The Cactus is well known for having unique qualities which helps it to survive in extreme heat and the desert, but that’s not the only reason this plant is fascinating! From special roots and stems, to being a source of food, it’s one nifty succulent – read on to find about more about the wonderful cactus!

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Exploring the Amazon  River

The Amazon River and the surrounding habitat that it supports is known to be some of the most biodiverse habitat in the world. This river is also famous for its vast size; it is one of the longest rivers in the world and during the rainy season can reach widths of 24 miles. Here we talk you through some of the jaw-dropping facts that make the Amazon so astounding.

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5 Sinister Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are a force to be reckoned with for insects! Growing in areas deprived of nutrient-rich soil, theyare equipped with cunning ways to trap and digest their prey. Among 630 species, five different kinds of trapping mechanisms have been identified, and it may only be a matter of time before these plants develop a taste for blood…

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The World's Weirdest Plants

We often take them for granted, but the world’s plant life is a fascinating and essential component of our environment. From tropical carnivorous plants to the tallest trees in the world, when you discover the strange ways these ancient organisms have adapted you are sure to be amazed!

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Plants top IUCN Red List as most endangered

It’s not necessarily the first thing that you would think of if somebody asked you to think of the most endangered species group. The first few thoughts would probably of animals, then perhaps birds, and then maybe fish. But most of the endangered species on the ICUN Red List is actually plants.

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International Biodiversity Day 2013

May 22nd is International Biodiversity Day, first established by the UN in 1993.

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