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New Jersey State: US Encyclopedia For Students

New Jersey State: US Encyclopedia For Students

New Jersey, a Middle Atlantic state located between New York on the north and east and Pennsylvania and Delaware on the west, occupies a peninsula bounded by the Delaware and Hudson rivers. The state’s northern border is its only artificial limit. The Atlantic Ocean to the southeast provides an attractive and popular resort area. The “waistline” of the state is …

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Arkansas State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Arkansas State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Arkansas, one of the Southern states of the United States, is bordered by Missouri on the north and northeast, by Tennessee and Mississippi on the east, by Louisiana on the south, and by Texas and Oklahoma on the west. The region of Arkansas was first visited by Europeans in 1541-42, when Hernando DE SOTO, a Spanish explorer, led a party …

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Eastern White Pine Plant Encyclopedia

Eastern White Pine Plant Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Pinaceae Order: Pinales Genus: Pinus Pine, Eastern White — Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a large pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and southeastern Manitoba, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to the extreme north of Georgia. It is a member of the white pine group, Pinus subgenus Strobus, and …

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Rye Crop Plant Encyclopedia

Rye Crop Plant Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Poaceae Order: Poales Genus: Secale Rye Crop Plant Encyclopedia — Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grown extensively as a grain and forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe (Triticeae) and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskies, some vodkas, and animal …

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Parsley Biennial Herb Spice Plant Encyclopedia

Parsley Biennial Herb Spice Plant Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Apiaceae Order: Apiales Genus: Petroselinum Parsley Plant — Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a bright green, biennial herb, also used as spice. It is very common in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking. Parsley is used for its leaf in much the same way as coriander (which is also known as Chinese parsley or cilantro), although it has …

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Phlox Flowering Plant Encyclopedia

Phlox Flowering Plant Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Polemoniaceae Order: Ericales Genus: Phlox Phlox Plant Encyclopedia — Phlox (pronounced “flocks” and meaning ‘flame’ in Latin) is a genus of 67 species of annual or perennial flowering plants. Some species flower in early spring while others flower in summer into fall. Most species are native to temperate North America but a few species are also from …

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Mustard: Herbaceous herbs Plant Encyclopedia

Mustard: Herbaceous herbs Plant Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Brassicaceae Order: Brassicales Genus: Brassica Mustard Plant — Mustards are several plant species in the genera Brassica and Sinapis whose small mustard seeds are used as a spice and, by grinding and mixing them with water, vinegar or other liquids, are turned into a condiment also known as mustard. The seeds are also pressed to make mustard …

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Mint: Aromatic Flowering plant

Mint: Aromatic Flowering plant

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Lamiaceae Order: Lamiales Genus: Lamium Mint: Aromatic Flowering plant — Mentha (mint) is a genus of about 25 species (and many hundreds of varieties) of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae (Mint Family). Species within Mentha have a subcosmopolitan distribution across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America. Several mint hybrids commonly occur. Mints are aromatic, almost …

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Ginger: Medicinal Root of Plant

Ginger: Medicinal Root of Plant

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Zingiberaceae Order: Zingiberales Genus: Zingiber Ginger: Medicinal Root of Plant — Ginger is the common name for the monocotyledonous perennial plant Zingiber officinale. The term is also used to describe the edible part of the plant which is commonly used as a spice in cooking throughout the world. Often referred to as ginger “root”, the edible section …

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