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So what's going on here? Personally speaking, I don't think the tomato is anything like the pomegranate. However, generally speaking the appearance of similar traits despite widely divergent ancestry is called Convergent Evolution. Some traits -- let's say round fruit and red coloring -- may be so advantageous that they evolved multiple different times ...


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No, I don't think it looks like Heracleum sosnowskyi. To me, the plant in your pictures looks similar to Angelica sylvestris (which is common in Poland), but there are many species in Apiaceae with a similar apparence and I'm not familiar with all of them. Species in the Heracleum genus has leafs that are "lobed" and all leaflets aren't as separated as the ...


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I'd say it's an imposter, but depending on the stage of it's life cycle, characteristics may differ. The following webpage lists identifying factors for giant hogweed, as well as some plants that may be mistaken for it (but of course, they aren't). The lack of purple splotches and white hairs around the stalk bases, and leaves are signaling to me that this ...


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It looks very similar to Cephalaria gigantea.


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It looks a lot like Queen Anne's Lace, but yellow and with more slender leaves. I believe it's Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). It's in the Apiaceae family, which has a lot of edibles: carrots, parsley, fennel, anise, caraway, celery, chervil, cicely, cilantro, cumin, dill, parsnips and more. Black swallowtail butterflies lay their eggs on this, so often ...


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It generally won't be more helpful. Not only will the names be different in different countries, there may be different types of the same species with different properties, or even different species with the same common name. If you have an allergy to something like coriander, being able to read the label and see what contains actual coriander and what ...


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It's a nettle (genus Urtica). The one on your photo really looks like the one I'm used to see in France: Urtica dioica. I read in herbal lore books that the sting of the nettle could be appeased by rubbing it with Plantago leafs. But that might just be placebo effect. See also this section of the wikipedia page.


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The Latin names are known in all countries. The "popular" names are only popular in one or maybe two languages/countries. So, learning the Latin names, enables you to communicate international more easily.


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I think it is a common stinging nettle, Urtica dioica. It is a native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America and is the best-known member of the nettle genus Urtica. As commented by others, your geographical location would be helpful to obtain a more accurate identification. Like other stinging nettles, it is unpleasant to the touch, ...


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The use of a genus-species notation gives more exact information. For example there are multiple species of chamomile: There is Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), German chamomile (Matricaria recutita, or Chamomilla recutita) and Dyer's chamomile (Anthemis tinctora). The first two species are appraised for their medicinal properties and help to calm upset ...


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It looks like a "Spider lily" from the Hymenocallis genus. Here is a picture of Hymenocallis caribaea from wikipedia for comparison: There are however ~65 species in the genus (according to wikipedia), and I cannot say exactly what species you have.


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According to this article, Selaginella aerial roots have a thick root cap that possesses a cuticle. Roots that have breached the soil do not have cuticles.


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The tree in question belongs to the Araucariaceae family, There are multiple species of Genus Araucaria, I'd place Araucaria araucana on the first place, but there are multiple others: Araucaria araucana Araucaria luxurians Araucaria columnaris Araucaria subulata


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You originally posted this question on the Garden and Landscaping Section - that's where I'm from, and though it was moved here instead, I'll answer it anyway: That image you've shown isn't like a photograph, its an impression of what the roots are like. Usual method of working out root patterns on plants is to remove what's known as a monolith, or a block ...


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That molecule is called Geosmin. It is mainly produced 1 by Actinomycetes such as Streptomyces; filamentous bacteria that live in soil. Other organisms also produce geosmin: Cyanobacteria Certain fungi An amoeba called Vanella A liverwort It is an intracellular metabolite and cell damage is the primary reason attributed to its release. However oxidant ...



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