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UoN The Hidden Half: Grapevine

Grapevine (Vitis) from the plant family Vitaceae is a flowing vine plant with 79 different species and is an economically important source of grapes, both for the consumption of the fruit itself and…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Wild Pea

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the pea plant. These plants are well known for growing peas in pods which are the plant’s fruit. This is an important crop now grown in many parts of the…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Ageotropum Pea

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the pea plant. These plants are well known for growing peas in pods which are the plant’s fruit. This is an important crop now grown in many parts of the…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Spinach

Spinach, Spinacia oleracea, is a flower that is best known for its edible leaves. It is thought the plant originated in Iran and then moved across the world until finally reaching the UK in the…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Alpine Strawberry

Wild alpine strawberry, Fragaria vesca, is one of 20 different strawberry species. The most common strawberry found in the supermarket is a cross between two species, fragaria and ananassa, and…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Rocket

Rocket, Eruca sativa, is also known as arugula in America. This edible plant is in the Brassicaceae family which includes many well-known plants such as broccoli and kale. It has been part of our…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Asparagus

Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis, is a well-known spring vegetable enjoyed since ancient times. A recipe including asparagus is included in one of the first known recipe books written by the romans…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Freesia

This X-ray CT scanned Freesia is from the species Fressia alba which is native to the cape of South Africa. Freesias are known for their funnel shaped flowers and are part of the Iris family. The…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Calico Hearts(Adromischus maculatus)

Adromischis maculatus is commonly known as Calico Hearts or Chocolate drops due to their spotted leaves. These plants are known as succulents as the leaves are thickened and fleshy in order to retain…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Tomato

Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, is a member of the nightshade family of plants which is well known for being poisonous. Luckily for all tomato lovers the fruit does not contain any poison. Tomato…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Sugar Beet

Sugar beet, Beta vulgaris, grows a root that contains a high percentage of sucrose and therefore is used to produce sugar. The first factory devoted to producing sugar for these beet plants was…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Pea (Kelvedon Wonder)

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the pea plant. These plants are well known for growing peas in pods which are the plants fruit. This is an important crop now grown in many parts of the…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Norway Spruce

Picea abies, Norway spruce, is a coniferous pine tree best known as a Christmas tree! Every Christmas Norway provides London with a Norway Spruce for Trafalgar Square. This tree is native to most…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Maize

Maize (Zea mays), also known as corn, is one of the most widely grown and widely eaten crops. It is a grass that forms large ears full of kernels, which are sweet corn when eaten in the un-ripe form…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Date Palm (Lulu) - Growth over time

Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date palm, is well known for its sweet fruit. This flowering plant is in the palm family Arecaceae. Date palm trees grow 20m tall and have large leaves that can…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Congo Grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis)

Brachiaria ruziziensis, known as congo grass, is a tropical grass. In the tropics it is one of the most common feeds for livestock. The grass is native to Rwanda and Eastern Congo but can now be…

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UoN The Hidden Half: Bean (Tio canela)

This Tepary bean, Phaseolus acutifolius, is native to Mexico and can grow in extremely dry conditions. Bean and pea plants both belong to the same family of plants and are grown all over the world…

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