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Botany

What type of trees or plants shed their leaves at some point in the year?  

There are two kinds of trees: those that shed their leaves and those that do not. Trees that lose all their leaves once a year are called deciduous whereas trees which lose their leaves...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2012 8:04 pm UTC

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What is a plant that is useful to humans in a way other than to provide us with oxygen?  (For example, to provide us...

Plants play an increasingly vital role in the life of human beings. In addition to the incomparably important function of providing oxygen, they are also essential sources of nutrition and...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

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What types of vegetation are found in the Himalayas?

There are actually a large number of species of plants native to the Himalayas, each climactic zone representing its own variations of flora and fauna. This vast mountain range includes tropical,...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 12:36 am UTC

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What type of plants release acids that cause chemical weathering?  

In geology, weathering is the breakdown of rocks on the Earth's surface. Unlike erosion, no rock material is removed in weathering. Chemical weathering occurs when chemicals (primarily acids)...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2016 4:40 pm UTC

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What are some of the carnivorous plants in the Amazon?

The Amazon rainforest is one of those secluded areas of Earth where evolution has run unchecked and created some extremely unique and diverse forms of life. There are a number of carnivorous plants...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 9:56 pm UTC

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