Agriculture Fruit

Berry good! 2.0

Blueberry General description Blueberries belong to the genus Vaccinium in the health family Ericaceae. They are classified in the Cyanococcus sectionwithin the genus Vaccinium. Several sections are agriculturally important, including Cyanococcus (true blueberries), Oxycoccus (cranberries), and Myrtillus (bilberries and whortleberries). Wild representatives of Oxycoccus and Myrtillus are found in Europe and North America, while Cyanococcus is solely in North America. This is a large and varied genus of about four hundred and fifty species of […]

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Botany

The smallest plant in the world – Duckweed

Duckweed species are the most miniature flowering plants with minute sizes from 0.5 millimeters to less than two centimeters. They are commonly known as water lentils or water lenses, a subfamily of flowering aquatic plants. Allied to Lemna, this is a genus of eight species of floating aquatics distributed over most of the tropical to warm-temperature regions of the world. They are among the most miniature known flowering plants, having minuscule, bright green plant bodies […]

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Herb Vegetable

The Alliums

General description Allium is a large genus consisting of more than seven hundred species of bulbous perennials and biennials, consisting of around seven hundred and fifty species that occur in temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere and range in height from four inches to five feet. Allium is found in the family of Amaryllidaceae or Liliaceae. Some species are edible, including onions, garlic, and chives. The maximum diversity of Allium species is found in a […]

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Agriculture Fruit

Be grapeful

General description The grape is one of the critical temperate fruits that is also an important and economic project for the farmers among the horticultural crops grown worldwide. It is one of the oldest plants known to man and grows virtually in every country. Different varieties of the Vitis, known as the European grape or the grape of the old world, are the most widely grown grapefruit in Iraq. Over one hundred cultivars of grapes […]

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Agriculture Crop Breeding Staple foods

Rice to meet you!

General description Rice, scientifically known as Oryza sativa, is one of about twenty aquatic or swamp-dwelling, annual or perennial grasses in the genus, occurring wild in warmer parts of Africa, Asia, and Australia. Rice falls under the family of grass, which is Poaceae, which consists of about three hundred and fifty species of different genera that includes seven species of Oryza, which have been reported as weeds of rice. The genus Oryza includes more than […]

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Agriculture Staple foods

The plant with ‘tuber-culosis’ – Potato

General descriptions Potato is the fourth most important food crop in the world after rice (Oryza sp.), wheat (Triticum sp.), and maize (Zea mays). It is the only major food crop that is a tuber that accounts for one hundred and thirty kilocalorie of energy per day. It is found that the kilocalorie of the potato in a developed country is about three times that of the potato in developing countries where it is still […]

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Herb

The spice on the steak- Rosemary

Rosemary is a widely grown garden plant that is known as a culinary herb, in which this species also can be planted as an ornamental plant. Rosemary is scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis that is under the family of Lamiaceae. It is an upright with a strong woody shrub. This woody shrub is densely clothed with narrow and deep green leaves that ranged about one inch. Some botanists recognize up to twelve species in this […]

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Botany Houseplants

The shy ones from bean family- Mimosa

A large and diverse genus consisting of about four hundred and eighty species is found from Mimosa that is allied to Acasia. Mimosa is a genus of an annual and evergreen perennial plant, categorized as a shrub and small tree under the family of Fabaceae. Unlike animals, plants are sessile, which are often regarded as immotile organisms. Plants do have slow movements that show apparent movement when the growth or movement are recorded using timelapse. […]

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