Birdsfoot Trefoil Takes Over

Birdsfoot trefoil is an attractive relative of a familiar group of species of clovers known as Trifolium, which includes red, white, Swedish, Dutch and nearly 300 other species. Like clovers, it is a useful plant. While it grows on roadsides, it helps control erosion. It feeds both wild animals (geese, deer and elk) and domestic... Continue Reading →

The Impact of Two Latin Words for Celery

When I was in elementary school, my Mom would drag me to to church on most Sunday mornings for the 8 o'clock mass. Invariably, I would try to listen to what the priest said for the first five minutes. But he spoke Italian too quickly, and it was different enough from the dialect that we... Continue Reading →

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