Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Birch is an early successional species, meaning that it is one of the first trees to regrow after a disturbance like wildfire.

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Betula papyrifera (paper birch,[3] also known as white birch[3] and canoe birch[3]) is a short lived species of birch native to northern North America. Paper birch is named due to the thin white bark which often peels in paper like layers from the trunk. Paper birch is often one of the first species to colonize […] read more

Trembling Aspen

Populus tremuloides
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: New aspen trees grow from the roots of adjacent trees. This clonal nature makes aspen the heaviest and oldest living organism.

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Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name aspen. It is commonly called quaking aspen,[1][2][3] trembling aspen,[1][2] American aspen,[2]Quakies,[1] mountain or golden aspen,[4] trembling poplar,[4] white poplar,[4]popple,[4] and even more names.[4] The trees have tall trunks, up to 25 meters […] read more

Brachyphyllum

Brachyphyllum
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: These coniferous trees lived all over the globe during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

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Brachyphyllum is an extinct genus of plants belonging to Araucariaceae. They were found around the globe during the Carboniferous to the Cretaceous period.[1] (From Wikipedia, February 2017) read more

Norfolk Island Pine

Araucaria mirabilis
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Araucarian conifers were dominant during the Jurassic period. They were found in tropical rain forests.

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Araucaria mirabilis is an extinct species of coniferous tree from Patagonia, Argentina. It belongs to the section Bunya (the only living species of which is Araucaria bidwillii from Australia) of the genus Araucaria. A. mirabilis are known from large amounts of very well preserved silicified wood and cones from the Cerro Cuadrado Petrified Forest, including […] read more

Williamsonia Gigas

Williamsonia gigas
Scale 8 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: This is a seed plant that resembled cycads and belonged to the group, Bennettitales.It produced flowers up to 10 cm in length

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Williamsonia is an extinct genus of plant belonging to Bennettitales, an order of seed plants which bore a resemblance to cycads. Fossilized specimens of Williamsonia have been discovered worldwide.[1][3]   (From: Wikipedia, February 2017) read more

Cycads

Cycads
Scale 8 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: This type of plant is one of the first colonizers of terrestrial habitats, known to have lived in the Permian era over 200 million years ago.

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Cycads /ˈsaɪkædz/ are seed plants with a long fossil history that were formerly more abundant and more diverse than they are today. They typically have a stout and woody (ligneous) trunk with a crown of large, hard and stiff, evergreen leaves. They usually have pinnate leaves. The individual plants are either all male or all […] read more