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Word of the Week: Nutlet

You would probably not be surprised to hear that a nutlet is a small nut, but it also refers to the fruit or part of the fruit of species like native Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush) as well as certain members of the Boraginaceae (borage family), Lamiaceae (mint or sage family), or Verbenaceae (verbena or vervain family). Continue reading

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Blooming Red, White, and BLUE

We wrap up our celebration of patriotic color flowers with those that are shades and tints of blue. Some of the pictured flowers may tend more toward a lavender hue, because in nature blue flowers constitute “less than 10 percent of the 280,000 species of flowering plants” according to David Lee, an emeritus professor at Florida International University. Continue reading

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