Tag: germination

The Sex Lives of Nonvascular Plants: Alternation of Generations – Crash Course Biology #36

The Sex Lives of Nonvascular Plants: Alternation of Generations – Crash Course Biology #36

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

Plants! You’re familiar with their work: They turn all that carbon dioxide that we don’t want into the oxygen we do want, they’re all around us, and they’ve been around for a lot longer than animals. The plants that we see today probably evolved from a single species of algae that noodged itself onshore about […]

Vascular Plants = Winning! – Crash Course Biology #37

Vascular Plants = Winning! – Crash Course Biology #37

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

This is yarrow, a flowering plant found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Its feathery leaves have natural astringent properties, and its scientific name, Achillea, comes from Achilles, the Greek hero, who is said to have used it on the wounds of his soldiers. And this is snakegrass, also known as horsetail or, to the kids, […]