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What kind of plant is this? (looks like periwinkle)

You're correct, it's periwinkle. Common periwinkle is a low-growing mat-forming, vine-like perennial nonwoody plant with green, shiny, smooth stems that are woody at the base. It spreads by ...
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Yellow dandelion-like flowers emerging from beach in early spring

Not certain, but it looks pretty well like it could be Tussilago farfara (colt's foot or coltsfoot). It's a common invasive plant in your area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussilago https://www.fs....
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Are there any plants that fix their own nitrogen?

Though it's not a land plant, and even does not fall into Archeaplastida, the haptophyte, Braarudosphaera bigelowii, has a nitrogen-fixing endosymbiont and recently confirmed as a fully dependent ...
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Why does hydroponic basil grow a thick stem?

Where it originated in warm regions, basil is a perennial. According to Better Homes and Gardens Most types of culinary basil are native to warm regions of Asia and Africa. They grow as perennial ...
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Why is coconut a fleshy fruit?

The drupe definition from other answers is correct: it is a fruit with a fleshy outer part (exocarp and mesocarp), and a single hard endocarp. A drupe does not split open on its own (it is indehiscent)...
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