plants

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Cabbage
This cabbage from our friends garden has leaves similar to the broccoli that I am growing. How closely related are they?

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Plant with strange fruit
I found this strange plant growing in our yard, near the base of the cliff. It is closely related to a very familiar plant. What is it?

911

Corn
Corn and other genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs, have been in the news recently. Why do diabetics like GMOs?

922

White flower
Queen Anne's Lace is a common wildflower in the United States, but it is not native here. How was this plant introduced into the US?

924

Trees with yellow leaves
Although we have had several freezes, the leaves here are just starting to change. Every year, the leaves start changing colors in the North first, and then the color change spreads South. This is not due to the temperature. What causes it?

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Onion cells
These are onion cells, photographed through my microscope at 40X. Why do onions make your eyes water when you cut them?

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