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For most of my life, ginkgo has been a meaningful tree to me. I remember first learning about it as a fourth grader. Our teacher had ..read more
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Awkward Botany by Awkwardbotany - 2w ago
Over the course of human history, plant species once esteemed or considered useful have been recategorized into something less desirable. ..read more
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Goats are surprisingly good climbers. Given the opportunity, they’ll climb just about anything, including each other. So what’s ..read more
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As David Epstein said in an interview on Longform Podcast, “Any time you write about science, somethings is going to be wrong; the ..read more
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A noxious weed brought Boiseans together for the second year in a row. After a successful inaugural year, the Boise Goathead Fest ..read more
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Awkward Botany by Awkwardbotany - 1M ago
Over the past year or so I have written about several edible weeds in an effort to highlight useful weeds. However, weeds don’t have to ..read more
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Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a Eurasian native, distributed across Europe into Eastern Siberia. It is the national tree of Scotland, ..read more
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Last month, Sierra and I were in Washington D.C. for the American Public Gardens Association annual meeting. We didn’t get to visit ..read more
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Awkward Botany by Awkwardbotany - 3M ago
The common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) comes with a collection of traits that make it a very successful weed. Nearly everything about ..read more
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For a little over a year now, I’ve been doing a tiny radio show with a friend of mine named Casey O’leary. The show is called Boise ..read more

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