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rhamphotheca:

Root Systems of Prairie Plants
Prairies are often called “the upside-down forest” since the majority of the biomass (the plant parts) of the system is underground (up to 70%). Compass plant and blazing star, stars of the prairie screen, noted in this line drawing of roots, reach 15 feet deep. The different morphology of the root systems works in harmony, with each plant taking advantage of a soil niche, mingling and “shaking hands” with all of the other plants in the soil, as they do above the soil.
(via: Native Prairies Association of Texas‎)
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rhamphotheca:

Root Systems of Prairie Plants

Prairies are often called “the upside-down forest” since the majority of the biomass (the plant parts) of the system is underground (up to 70%). Compass plant and blazing star, stars of the prairie screen, noted in this line drawing of roots, reach 15 feet deep. The different morphology of the root systems works in harmony, with each plant taking advantage of a soil niche, mingling and “shaking hands” with all of the other plants in the soil, as they do above the soil.

(via: Native Prairies Association of Texas)

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miizukizu:

天授庵 Tenjuan Temple, Kyoto, Japan
By : Eiji Saito

miizukizu:

天授庵 
Tenjuan Temple, Kyoto, Japan

By : Eiji Saito

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"The red leaves take the green leaves’ place, and the landscape yields. We go to sleep with the peach in our hands and wake with the stone, but the stone is the pledge of summers to come."

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My Spearmint is finally coming up leafy and almost ready for replanting. It’s taken me months to find a perfect soiless seed starter: the bean sprouter. This thing is amazing. It will sprout anything I put it in. Large tree seeds like Delonix regia are no problem. Even little bitty Spearmint seeds (although they sometimes get drained into the next level). You can find a sprouter at the local nursery/hardware/healthfood store.

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libutron:

Blackberry lily - Iris domestica
Also commonly called Leopard Lily, and formerly named Belamcanda chinensis. Iris domestica (Asparagales - Iridaceae) is a perennial native to India, China and Japan, with deep orange flowers heavily spotted with red dots.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Damon Tighe | Locality: Hoedeok Dongchungdang Historic Park, Daejon, South Korea (2012)

libutron:

Blackberry lily - Iris domestica

Also commonly called Leopard Lily, and formerly named Belamcanda chinensis. Iris domestica (Asparagales - Iridaceae) is a perennial native to India, China and Japan, with deep orange flowers heavily spotted with red dots.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Damon Tighe | Locality: Hoedeok Dongchungdang Historic Park, Daejon, South Korea (2012)

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