Monthly Archives: April 2015

Plants and Flowers of India Rangoon creeper

Combretum indicum, also known as the Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon creeper, is a vine with red flower clusters and is found in Asia. It is found in many other parts of the world either as a cultivated ornamental or run … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Geranium White

The genus name is derived from the Greek  (géranos) ‘crane’. The English name ‘cranesbill’ derives from the appearance of the fruit capsule of some of the species. Species in the Geranium genus have a distinctive mechanism for seed dispersal. This … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Passiflora Incarnata

Passiflora incarnata is one of the most common of passion flowers. Most species are found in South America, eastern Asia, southern Asia and New Guinea. Nine separate species of Passiflora are native to the United States, found from Ohio to … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Daylily

Daylilies are perennial plants, whose name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than 24 hours. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on the … Continue reading

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Plants and Trees of India Tabebuia Rosea Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia rosea is a neotropical tree that grows up to 30 m (1,181 in) and can reach a diameter at breast height of up to 100 cm (3 ft). The name Roble de Sabana, meaning “savannah oak”, is widely used … Continue reading

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Blaise Pascal on Nature

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father. Pascal made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum … Continue reading

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Quantum Mechanics Influential Figures and Scientists

Quantum mechanics is the science of the very small: the body of scientific principles that explains the behavior of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles. Classical physics explains matter and energy on … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Passiflora Sherry

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. The passion flowers have a unique … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Pansy

The garden pansy flower is two to three inches in diameter and has two slightly overlapping upper petals, two side petals, and a single bottom petal with a slight beard emanating from the flower’s center. These petals are usually white … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Petunia

Petunia is genus of 35 species of  flowering plants of South American origin, closely related to tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers  in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower of the same name derived its epithet … Continue reading

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