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Word of the Week: Filament

For gardeners, the most common encounter with the word filament is in naming the reproductive parts of flowers. The word comes from the Latin filum, meaning “thread,” and aptly describes the thin, usually springy stalks holding up the anthers. Continue reading

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Are You Lichen the Bark? Lichens and Mosses

In Part 3 of our series “Are You Lichen the Bark?”, Mary Free introduces us to the beauty of lichens and mosses on tree bark and other natural surfaces.
Many of her interesting photographs in this article have insets that show a magnified section of the lichen or moss, so you can really see the detail of these interesting epiphytes. Continue reading

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