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Word of the Week: Glabrous

While the word comes from the Latin glaber (bald), and is so used in literature to describe, for example, the skin on an old man’s head, when used in the scientific sense, glabrous means skin that was never meant to have hair, like the palms of our hands, and in botany, plant parts that are without surface projections. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)

This week’s Tried and True selection is the perennial Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead). Its white tubular Snapdragon-like flowers are said to resemble turtle heads. Don’t miss the fun video, “Bee Bottoms and Turtleheads” by Mary Free . . . Continue reading

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🐝 🐝 BEE-havior: Bee Bottoms & Turtleheads

Pollinator Week 2020: BEE-havior: Bee Bottoms & Turtleheads

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