Search for wildflowers by location, color, flower shape, flower size and time of blooming. 3,126 plants indexed.
This web site helps those of us with limited knowledge of botany to identify flowering plants that are found outside of gardens. This help is provided by presenting you with small images of plants. You can use a number of search techniques to get to the images that are most likely the plant you are looking for. When you click on a plant image the program shows you links to plant descriptions and more plant images. The site has about 5 ways of searching for a plant. You can use these searches in any combination. Some searches eliminate some plants from consideration. Most searches give a "score" to each plant depending on how well the plant matches the search criteria. The plants with the highest score are displayed at the top of the results. Click here for Instructions. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb
on Jun 5, 2013 -
Various Japanese plants (and fungi) spring to life in Omni/ScienceNet's "Action Plant" series of time-lapse videos
shot in Kōchi prefecture.
posted by gman
on Nov 9, 2010 -
During the past 4 days, the Cockrell Butterfly Center
at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
has stayed open 24 hours to accommodate the record crowds
filing into the museum at all hours. Why? A rare Amorphophallus titanium
, aka “Corpse Flower,”
is finally about to bloom
. Now, Lois is not your average
, run-of-the-mill stinky
plant. Only 28 Corpse Flowers have bloomed in the US
, so Lois has become a local celebrity
with her own blog
, Flickr feed
, live webcam
. She even has her own playlist
, with songs such as “That Smell” by Lynyrd Skynrd, “I’m Comin’ Out” by Diana Ross and the classic “Smelly Cat” by Phoebe from Friends. And like any trendy Corpse Flower, Lois also has her own Twitter account
. She's also a bit of a diva
. Yet despite predictions, Lois still hasn't bloomed
as of Wednesday morning. In response, Lois makes excuses
, bad jokes
and snarky comments
posted by yeoja
on Jul 14, 2010 -
The Mathematical Lives of Plants
"Scientists have puzzled over this pattern of plant growth for hundreds of years. Why would plants prefer the golden angle to any other? And how can plants possibly "know" anything about Fibonacci numbers?"
posted by dhruva
on May 7, 2007 -
Monsanto Wins Fight to Control Plant
The Canadian Supreme court sets international precedent by ruling that since Monsanto holds a patent on a gene, it can control the use of the plant.
So does this mean that in the future that an engineered human gene could be patented, and therefore if you receive this gene you will have to make royalty payments? And if you renege on paying can they repo the gene?
posted by batboy
on May 21, 2004 -
Plants in motion
is a comprehensive archive of time-lapse movies (Quicktime format) of plants germinating and growing, flowers opening, tropic responses and circadian movements. Some of the video is quite eerie. The plants really seem...erm...alive... The site also has a guide to making your own time-lapse film
posted by Jimbob
on Oct 19, 2003 -
- learn about the world's most poisonous plants, the fastest growing, the most painful, the oldest, the ongoing debate about the largest, and much more. Also discussed is the rare coconut pearl
- botanical jewel, or hoax?
posted by Jimbob
on Oct 2, 2003 -
Katinka Matson's scanned flower art
: technology lets the flowers speak. "...imagine a painter who could, like Vermeer, capture the quality of light that a camera can, but with the color of paints. That is what a scanner gives you.... In her flowers one can see every microscopic dew drop, leaf vein, and particle of pollen—in satisfying rich pigmented color....." (scroll down for images)
posted by troutfishing
on Jun 24, 2003 -
The Dancing Plant
-- Darwin was obsessed by it, although even he never trained his weedy Asian shrub to twitch its leaves to the sound of music. But in a small town in northern Thailand ...
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posted by titboy
on Mar 12, 2003 -
Although the physical reality of this "museum" seems a bit sketchy, you simply have to love lush color photos of carniverous plants. I mean c'mon!
Audrey II would be proud.
posted by jeremias
on Mar 4, 2002 -