May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health

Photo: Rojas de Cuauhtemoc (Some rights reserved) A legacy of the the 2020-2021 International Year of Plant Health and starting in 2022, May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health. Hashtag: #PlantHealthDay Key Linksfao.org/plant-health-dayInternational Day of Plant Health: Get Involved! (PDF)@FAO Press ReleasesPlant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human healthPress Release: …

Plants Links

Photo: Sloan Canyon (Some rights reserved) Links related to plants presented in somewhat random fashion: Also see: gardens, agriculture, international year of plant health Headlines‘Not just weeds’: how rebel botanists are using graffiti to name forgotten flora – Guardian ElsewhereAmerican Horticultural Society – Gardening Maps – @ahs_gardening Forumspalmtalk.org StudiesFloral reorientation: the restoration of pollination accuracy …

Superbloom

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Superbloom = Rare desert wildflower show HeadlinesAs Rains Ease in the West, Cactuses Shine Brighter Than Ever – NYT 2017: Anza Borregohttp://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638https://www.theguardian.com/travel/picture/2017/mar/16/travel-photo-of-the-week-rare-desert-super-bloom-in-california – https://twitter.com/blmnational/status/842081961464213505http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/sd-me-wildflowers-guide-20170308-story.htmlhttp://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-california-anza-borrego-wildflowers-20170208-story.htmlhttp://www.desertsun.com/story/travel/advice/kathy-strong/2017/02/26/kathy-strong-going-way-super-bloom/98441746http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/mar/02/super-bloom-wildflowers-days-away-anza-borrego-deshttp://www.abdnha.org – http://www.abdnha.org/pages/03flora/reports/current.htmhttp://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anza-borrego-wildflowers-20170310-story.html The park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County and north into Riverside County. …

Plants

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Plant = a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll Translating: PlantsSpanish: Plantas Features Planeta.com

Milkweed

Photo: usfwsmtnprairie, Common milkweed (Some rights reserved) Milkweed = a herbaceous plant with milky sap critical to the monarch butterfly Questions = Preguntas Have you planted any milkweed? = ¿Has plantado algodoncillo? Embedded Tweets Photos Planeta.com

Plant-Based

Adjectives Plant-based = foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, and with few or no animal products Also see: plant-based meat / burgers / patties Questions = Preguntas = Des questions What are non soy, plant-based vegetarian foods? = ¿Qué son los alimentos vegetarianos de origen vegetal sin soya? = …

Creosote

Photo: Hadley Paul Garland Creosote = a shrub native to arid parts of Mexico and the western USA. When steeped in boiling water, the leaves yield an antiseptic lotion. Joshua Tree National Park: Perhaps no other desert plant is more conspicuous than the creosote (Larrea tridentata) which grows in the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave deserts …

Botanical Gardens

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Botanical garden = garden where plants are grown for display to the public and often for scientific study Also see: garden tour Questions = Preguntas Is there a directory of botanic gardens that are free and open to the public? = ¿Existe un directorio de jardines botánicos que sean gratuitos …