Clematis vitalba-Old man’s beard

Clematis vitalba (also known as old man’s beard and traveller’s joy) is a shrub of the Ranunculaceae family.   Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Order: Ranunculales Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Clematis Species: C. vitalba   Description: It is a spinach whose stem is four-edged, longitudinally abraded, with a diameter of up to 10 cm, …

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Abies nordmanniana

Abies nordmanniana Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pinophyta Class: Pinopsida Order: Pinales Family: Pinaceae Genus: Abies Species: A. nordmanniana Abies nordmanniana, the Nordmann fir or Caucasian fir, is a fir indigenous to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia and the Russian Caucasus. It occurs at altitudes of 900–2,200 m on mountains …

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Bill Removing Protections for Wolves Passes House

On a largely party-line vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that would remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves, with the exception of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin sponsored the “Manage Our Wolves Act.” The legislation now heads to the Senate, where its …

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Lynx

A lynx is any of the four species (Canda lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, Bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name “lynx” originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- (“light, brightness”) in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes. Two other cats that are …

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