Category Archives: Flowering Plants

Botany in the Azores

So … I skipped yesterday’s new species. It isn’t because there weren’t any new species that day (there were), but because I was studying for exams and, irresponsibly, didn’t leave enough time to write about ghost shrimp or African mice. Succulents, … Continue reading

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The Prickly Pear

The Chihuahuan Desert, stretching from southern Arizona through central Mexico, is home to a surprising diversity of drought-tolerant plant species. Of these, prickly pear cactuses (genus Opuntia) are perhaps the most recognizable. No one is entirely sure how many species … Continue reading

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The Limestone Flower

Of today’s newly named species, one stands tall among the rest: a beautiful, yellow flowering plant from Florida (Schilling et al. 2015). The species is Coreopsis bakeri, or Baker’s tickseed, a relative of daisies and other composite flowers. There are least 38 (now … Continue reading

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