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In other words, how can I know for sure my girlfriend allergic to tree nuts won't react to diverse plant foods, like for example shea butter (which is a nut) or baru nuts (Dipteryx alata) which are not true nuts. I guess "tree nuts" are a terrible definition??
Some of the plants she is allergic to are peanuts, cashews, walnuts and sesame seeds. All of which are botanically different kinds and parts of plants. On the other hand she is fine with pine nuts, so I don't get it, what's the pattern? Since it doesn't seem to be taxonomic, then what do all those have in common and how can I learn to identify this similarity for future-proofing novelty foods she might not be familiar with and I might want to introduce to her (we are from different continents)?
Hi! I’ve been trying to figure out how i can talk to a botanist and environmental scientist about some things, and I figured there’s gotta be some people on here that can help. I did a little searching and boom! Found a couple subreddits.
Background if you want, if not skip to questions: I’m currently in my second year of an environmental science degree. I originally wanted to major in botany, but my community college doesn’t offer it, so I went for environmental science. Now I want to transfer to a 4-year college (com college only offers 2y envi sci), and the transfer college offers both. I’m far enough where only 2 credits won’t transfer if i go the botany route, and all credits will transfer if I go the envi sci route. I have so many questions, but nobody I know is in these fields and my advisor isn’t much help regarding these subjects. Thanks in advanced for your help!!
Questions for Botanists:
Questions for Environmental Scientists:
I guess the general question is what jobs are there that don’t deal with the public too much, and how hard are they to find. Don’t be afraid to give too much info, heck write me a book about your experiences if you want! I want to make this decision with as much background knowledge as i can. Thank you people of reddit!!!
Hello! I'm looking to get into botany and was wondering if there any books that are easy to understand to help get into it?
Greetings brains trust.
I live in Western Australia and am an avid miniature model maker.
One part of our hobby includes making miniature trees. The "go-to" practice is to use a plant product called Seafoam (Teloxys Aristata) because of its small and highly detailed branches.
Unfortunately it is ridiculously expensive and I would like to find a local alternative instead.
If someone could help me find something that would be suitable I would be deeply appreciative and will endeavour to find a way to show my appreciation.
I have also included a picture of Teloxys Aristata for reference for anyone willing to help this weary traveller on their quest.
I would like to get into botany and i’m interested by it, but i don’t know where to look to develop or learn about it. How do you learn about it and develop without explicitly going to university?
can't start school this semester but I have access to some pretty expansive online libraries and personal study sounds like a great thing for the meantime, also any supplemental books you think would be of benefit!
I have a very old pot where onions have grown for maybe 15 years... I broke the pot apart because I couldn't transplant them only to realize the pot was 98% roots the green leaf's were ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches but had grown for so long that the width was 1 and a half to 2 inches. The root's are insane i'd say 5 millimeter diameter at it' largest point.I think they made me a little sick, I tried to puke and couldn't. Felt a bit strange but was also exhausted from a hike so I just went to lay down and put on a book that had a bit of guided meditation..... That's about the time thing's got intense and then sleep paralysis joined the game but I was trying to rewind the audio book so I don't think I was sleeping. And I saw a little human like shadow running on my pads screen.....and no I haven't done drugs in quite a while or drank......
So toxic oniions? They didn;t have a very oniony taste which I enjoyed... Hallucinogenic-ish Onions?Any help is appreciated thank you
Out of only curiosity, I’ve gone on little dives for things such as monocots and dicots, different types of fruit, simple and compound leaves, and a little bit on dormancy for deciduous plants. I also read some stuff about hormones in a textbook I found online, but I forgot most of what I got from that.
What would you recommend that’s fun to learn about?
I know that the tree is significant culturally, It's been referenced to in the bible. And it's been used kind of like a gold medal by the ancient Greeks for winners of various competitions. It's also seen as a symbol of wisdom. I've seen it everywhere, fake or real, but I don't know much about the scientific aspects that contribute the uniqueness of this tree. I'm curious and am willing to learn more about it from a botanical perspective.
Hello, everyone! I am about to create a herbarium as it is a part of our tasks in uni. I am accepting any tip and advice! I would also like to know if you can share an image of your own herbarium if you have? Thank you!
What plant pathology books that specifically detail diseases caused by fungi, viruses, and bacteria and how to treat them?
I took a field botany class in college and was given a list of plant and their family, species and common name. I'm creating a guide for myself in inaturalist and I'm noticing some binomial names are different in the database than the name's my professor provided. For example, my professor says the species name of Orange Hawkweed is Hieracium caespitosum (and google agrees if I search the common name), but Inaturalist says that its actually Pilosella aurantiaca and doesn't recognize the other*.* If I google Pilosella aurantiaca, Orange Hawkweed also comes up. Why is this?
I run a native nursery and one of my biggest goals is to bring more native plants into cultivation or at least increase the availability of some hard to find species. I am more interested in Botany and Conservation than I am horticulture (currently working on a wildlife biology/botany degree) and I know that Senna is a host plant for Sulphur butterflies. Part of me feels like Senna occidentalis may be classified as invasive because of its status as a nuisance weed and the fact that it is invasive in many places. But is it native to FLORIDA? I know I can just pick a different Senna that is native, but If I don't intend to sell plants outside of FL, I wouldn't mind cultivating Coffee Senna if it is native and I just harvested some seeds off one that popped up on our property.
Hello! I'm a student in the International Baccalaureate program who is taking HL Biology. For my Internal Assessment/IA (research paper), I would like to examine either plant pigments or auxins but I don't have access to the necessary equipment/materials needed. So, I have the option to utilize secondary data (e.g. from a database, cited publication, etc.)—do you have any recs for such places to find botanical data? Any ideas about how I can narrow down my broad plant pigments/auxins idea? Thank you so much. :)
I've noticed at nurseries they grow trees up to 6ft tall in small I'm assuming 5gal pots. For example oak trees have deep taproots but somehow are grown in those small pots.
I've done some research on air pruning pots but some nurseries don't use them.
If anyone has any secrets or procedures I would love knowing. Thanks
Hello i have been thinking of getting into botany but am lost on where to start. Any recommendations/advice/help of any sort would be greatly appreciated! Any books shows or podcasts you recommend ?
Hey guys, I (21M) is currently doing my degree in Botany and Biotechnology and I'm planning for higher studies after completing my degree, But I'm really confused about the course that I should opt for my higher studies. What field is going to be the next big thing/best job providing ?. It would be really helpful if someone guided me through the best courses to opt for. Thank you
I read that Forrest's absord a lot a CO2 from the air, during and after their life where does it all go?
When a plant dies is the CO2 absorbed by the soil or released back to the air as a gas? if both what are the percentages? When the plant is alive does it burn the CO2 into energy or does it just build up in it's body?
How to tell the age of a tree? This is an autumn olive (a bush really). I always forget if the dark and light rings are counted as one year.
How to tell these two types of Asparagus fern apart? I can't find anything that compares them, and images of the varieties with denser or sparser foliage are attributed to either. Am I right in assuming the one with denser foliage should be the Densiflorus? Even then, there's the Densiflorus Sprengeri which I think one source described as having sparser foliage so then how do you tell that one apart from A. Aethiopicus?
Species is Saltera sarcollla. I am trying to describe the leaf arrangement as it is very defining of the species. Would it just be best to call it opposite arrangement in sets of 2 with alternating sides of the stem creating the appears of 4 sets of scales?
Hello! I'm a student in the International Baccalaureate program who is taking HL Biology. For my Internal Assessment/IA (research paper), I would like to examine either plant pigments or auxins but I don't have access to the necessary equipment/materials needed. So, I have the option to utilize secondary data (e.g. from a database, cited publication, etc.)—do you have any recs for such places to find botanical data? Any ideas about how I can narrow down my broad plant pigments/auxins idea? Thank you so much!