Category: botany

The Botanical Artist Who Translates Plant Scie…

The Botanical Artist Who Translates Plant Science Into Beautiful Art 

Alice Tangerini’s botanical illustrations all begin the same way: with a seemingly simple line drawing, in which she explores a plant’s features—leaves, seed, stem, perhaps a flower or two. Next, she uses a microscope to investigate her specimen’s tiny hairs and veins, recreating their likeness in delicate lines with the pressure-sensitive pen of an architect or engineer drafter. Tangerini has adopted the tools and the vision of both the artist and scientist for her work, which is, as she describes it, “art in the service of science.”

Botanical life in close-up  Colin Salter’s ne…

Botanical life in close-up 

Colin Salter’s new book is a selection of extraordinary electron microscopic images of the plant world around us, including seeds, pollen, fruiting bodies, trees and leaves, flowers, vegetables and fruit

What is it about hogweed — and lemons and lime…

What is it about hogweed — and lemons and limes — that can cause burns?:

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The giant hogweed contains chemical compounds that, when activated by sunlight, can burn exposed skin.

Rhododendron maximum is a real hit tonight! #A…

Rhododendron maximum is a real hit tonight!
#Appalachia #plants #flowers #botany #gnats #arthropodsanonymous #flies #NorthCarolina #nativeplants #shrubs #shrubsofinstagram #biodiversity #ecology #nature #explore #foresthealth #forest

Check out the inflorescence on the Baltic rush…

Check out the inflorescence on the Baltic rush (Juncus balticus). Those twisted stigmas!
#plants #botany #flowers #juncus #plantoftheday #stigma #anthers #inflorescence #nativeplants #wetlands #LakeMichigan #twisted #biodiversity #ecology

A Lake Michigan shoreline in its natural state…

A Lake Michigan shoreline in its natural state.
#GreatLakes #ecology #botany #botanizing #ammophila #marramgrass #dunes #sanddunes #shore #beach #mist #fog #water #LakeMichigan

Plants on plants on plants in the lowland trop…

Plants on plants on plants in the lowland tropics of Central America.
#plants #aroids #CostaRica #botany #nature #ecology #biodiversity #forest #foresthealth #rainforest #epiphytes #liverworts #understory #leaves #roots

Opuntia engelmannii & Cylindropuntia fulgi…

Opuntia engelmannii & Cylindropuntia fulgida
#cactaceae #botany #plants #Arizona #sonorandesert #biodiversity #cactus #cholla #pricklypear #botanizing #succulents #ecology #spines #notouching #desert #aridlands #opuntia #cylindropuntia #sky

Some purple rocket (Iodanthus pinnatifidus) ha…

Some purple rocket (Iodanthus pinnatifidus) hanging out with a bunch of Gray’s sedge (Carex grayi).
#floodplain #Brassicaceae #Cyperaceae #botany #plants #botanizing #Missouri #biodiversity #carex #iodanthuspinnatifidus #forest #foresthealth #trees #nature #ecology #spring #wildflowers #nativeplants

A fantastic floodplain hike in Missouri. #bota…

A fantastic floodplain hike in Missouri.
#botanizing #nature #midwestlife #floodplain #senecio #biodiversity #forest #nativeplants #plants #botany #silvermaple #sycamore #spring