Taking advantage of the winter season ❄️ Sugar maple trees (Acer saccahrum) are tapped for sap during the later winter months, and it will eventually be boiled down to make maple syrup. Sap is a collection of water, minerals, and sugar held within the tree and it is harvested when the temperatures are above freezing during the day, and below freezing at night. This temperature fluctuation creates a pressure difference that allows the sap to flow. Maple syrup season is here! #plantsofinstagram#maplesyrup#botany#maple#trees#treestagram#plants
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#NepenthesEdwardsiana grown as a houseplant. 👹🌱👹
I have been acclimating this SG plant to indoor ambient temps and humidity for nearly a year and here is the first new pitcher in many months. 😍
Seems to be doing well even with constant temps in the 70s and humidity that can dip below 40%.
This plant also has several new active growth points after having snipped off the top. 🌱🌱🌱
This is an exciting demonstration of the adaptability of nepenthes (the limits of which I intend to further push and exploit).
Most species I’ve acclimated do well, but not all of them. Therefore, I don’t recommend you try any of this yourself unless you are very patient and willing to accept some heartache.
Meanwhile, I’ll continue my experiments and keep you updated. ✌🏽🤓
There is more to #plants than just #food . They do so much for us. At the Natural History Museum today. I found much information surrounding #ethnobotany in the Eastern Indiana exhibit. For example, they made these strong cords out of (now invasive) Nettles and Basswood fibers, a native tree. Also interesting were #baskets and other #tools made out of tree bark/fibers. Finally, they used Paper or White Birch bark to cover the shelter (longhouses) and make #canoes because of how lightweight it was. #nativeamericans#botany#earthscience#anthropology
Yellow snow crocus in the snow! I think we are all a little surprised by this late Winter weather including the plants! Crocus biflorus, is a flowering perennial herb native to southeast Europe and Asia. This species has been widely planted throughout the world- as an ornamental- much loved for its late winter flowering. There are also many different hydrids with this species! These crocus flowers can rapidly spread beyond the garden and are now considered an invasive species throughout Europe. Squirrels also enjoy snacking on them.
34.07°S 115.00°E Florilegium notes:
Unidentified grass with small white blooms. Found on the East side of only a single sand dune along Boranup beach. - Sol.
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