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Botanically a berry is something quite different from what is commonly termed a berry in English. From that Wikipedia page: a berry is a fleshy fruit without a stone produced from a single flower containing one ovary ... Berries so defined include grapes, currants, and tomatoes, as well as cucumbers, eggplants (aubergines) and bananas On the other ...


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It looks like some kind of Lobelia. A close up of the flower itself would be very helpful. I believe it is a Cardinal Flower: This 1-6 ft. perennial has showy, red flowers in 8 in., terminal spikes. Each flower has three spreading lower petals and two upper petals, all united into a tube at the base. Erect leafy stems, often in clusters, with racemes of ...


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Yes. Both fruits and seeds often possess stomata as well as chloroplasts, which have been shown to be quite important in many cases for seed and fruit development. It makes sense when you think about it. If these vital components of the plant can make some of their own energy, rather than relying entirely on sugar reserves produced elsewhere (especially ...


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This is a brief answer (for me) to point out that: Your question is not really concerned with photosynthesis but is actually about the choice of the carbon constituents of living cells. First you talk about photosynthesis as if it is a single process, however it is two separable processes: The Light Reactions convert solar energy into chemical energy (in ...


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I think you are actually looking at dried bottle gourds, a squash relative. These are probably in the genus Lageneria. These come in an extreme variety of shapes, and have been put to many ornamental uses. They were important as containers for early cultures. Good background here and here. Search for "dried bottle gourd" images and you'll see plenty.


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I don't know much about trees, but I was very skeptical about this post at first. If this web page is correct, then the post is actually not so far-fetched. Trees are amazing. According to the page, the average tree absorbs 10,000 gallons of water and uses 1000 gallons, evaporating the rest. 24 gallons of water contains one pound of dry matter. That means ...


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