creatuREport: Yarrow

In planning out my landscaping and gardening projects for next spring (I’m a bit early, I know) I rediscovered the yarrow plant. What an interesting slice of biology it is. Let’s take a look… Overview Yarrow, or Achillea millefolium, is a widespread, weedy herb related to chamomile, daisies and sunflowers. The little flowers grow in…

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creatuREport: Seaweed

What is Seaweed? Seaweed is a generic term for multicellular algae that typically live in saltwater or brackish (mildly salty) environments. These can be classified into three main types: green (Chlorophyta), red (Rhodophyta), and brown (Phaeophyta) algae. Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) may also be called seaweed, but I will not discuss it here as it is…

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