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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, […]

Fungi: Death Becomes Them – CrashCourse Biology #39

Fungi: Death Becomes Them – CrashCourse Biology #39

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 5, 2019

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of fungi (fuhn-gahy), or fungi (fuhn-jahy). Both are acceptable pronunciations. But I say fungi because it’s fungus. Not fun-jus. Though fun-jus is also fun to say. Fungi are a little bit like plants, and more like animals than you might think. They diverged from protists about a billion […]