Lichens of North America
'This website grew out of the activities of Sylvia and Stephen Sharnoff, who did the photographic fieldwork for the book Lichens of North America, by Irwin M.Brodo and the Sharnoffs, published in November, 2001 by Yale University Press ... ' - the human uses of lichens
, a lichen sampler
, lichen portraits
('This lichen is used medicinally in India as a poultice to induce copious urination, as a linament and an incense for headaches, and also as a powder to help wounds heal.'
) ... more lichen links.
Related interest :- The Hidden Forest
, photos of lichens, fungi, mosses and slime moulds of the New Zealand bush.
posted by plep
on Nov 20, 2003 -
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 -
Paghat The Ratgirl
) is one of the more interesting people that I have encountered on the Internet. A frequent poster to the newsgroup rec.gardens, her gardening site
is an interesting mix of plant history and folklore, lovely images and a darn good place to get ideas on what to add to the yard next. She frequently posts to many other newsgroups as well and a quick google search
turns up thousands of messages by paghat, her detractors and her fans. She even has a gift shop
posted by bargle
on Jun 12, 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 -
The geranium: Nature's camera.
The sensitivity of certain silver salts to light was known from about 1727, when Johann Heinrich Schulze published his findings in the Nuremburg Academy of Natural Philosophers. But many natural things are sensitive to light. Long ago people noticed the effect of light on green plants, or how it made coloured fabrics fade. It is the effect of light on plants that makes Roman Photography possible. [via bifurcated rivets
posted by skallas
on Jan 20, 2002 -
What's 95 inches tall, purple, and stinks like rotten meat?
Why, it's Amorphophallus titanum, the world's largest flower. One of them is about to bloom at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Botany, and the link will take you to a webcam waiting for it to bloom. One bloomed at Kew Gardens in the UK a couple of years ago to much fanfare, and there are only a dozen or so "in captivity".
posted by briank
on Jun 5, 2001 -