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Pollination: by wind or insect?
In many plant genera the same pollination method (or combination of methods) is found in every species. Not so in Acer. The vast majority of Acer species are insect pollinated. The flowers are strongly scented due to the presence of large amounts … Continue reading
Posted in Flowering Plants, Plants Tagged Acer negundo, Acer platanoides, Aceraceae, Ash-leaved maple, Boxelder, Norway maple, pollination, tree 1 Comment
Leaf-mining moths going conkers…
While strolling around the campus grounds, have you been wondering what’s happening to our horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L., Sapindaceae) trees? Are those brown leaves really showing signs of an early autumn? These leaves are actually changing colour for a … Continue reading
Posted in Birds, Insects, Lepidoptera, Plants, Sapindaceae Tagged Aesculus hippocastanum, autumn, blue tit, Cameraria ohridella, campus, Cyanistes caeruleus, horse chestnut, larva, larvae, leaf miner, pheromone traps, pupa, pupae, reading university, tree, trees, Waheed Arshad, whiteknights 3 Comments
In the lurch about silver birch?
Around campus there are many native British trees, including members of the Betulaceae or birch family.
Posted in Betulaceae, Plants Tagged alder, bark, Betula pendula, Betulaceae, biodiversity, birch, diamond leaves, green, hazel, plant, reading, silver, silver birch, tree, whiteknights 2 Comments
Is the Ash tree at risk?
When walking around Whiteknights campus you will see numerous Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior), especially in the woodland of the Wilderness. These members of the Olive family (Oleaceae) are easily recognised by their toothed pinnate leaves and grey fissured bark. Many people … Continue reading
Posted in Flowering Plants, Oleaceae, Plants Tagged ash, campus, flowering plants, Oleaceae, plants, tree, trees, whitekights Leave a comment