Everything you wanted to know about plants and didn't know where to ask.
September 15, 2006 10:32 AM   Subscribe

NewCROP index part of the Center for New Crops & Plant Products, at Purdue University is an amazing collection of commercial plant information. From Macadamia nuts and qinghao to Tumbleweed and Sweetgrass a broad range of plants are detailed. The information that is included for each ranges from a single paragraph for Quackgrass to dozens of internal and external links for Soybeans. Crops are listed both alphabetically by genus and common name. Warning: Web .95 navigation
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posted by CynicalKnight at 12:18 PM on September 15, 2006

Pretty interesting stuff... perhaps I'll try to plant a macadamia nut tree in my Mom's back yard.
posted by saladin at 1:33 PM on September 15, 2006

I've always found GLYCINE MAX to be the most badass of the agricultural latin names.
posted by rxrfrx at 2:56 PM on September 15, 2006

Tumbleweeds are good soap fodder? and efficient fuel?


(and they all blow onto the same fence after drying i.e. easy harvesting!)
posted by Joybooth at 3:41 PM on September 15, 2006

This is a fabulous resource.

posted by jamjam at 7:46 PM on September 15, 2006

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