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With fronds like these… foliar dimorphism and reproduction in ferns

Far from being a simple process reproduction can be a complex and costly venture. Obtaining the proper balance between reproduction growth and maintenance can lead to compromises in form and function. In the case of flowering plants sexual reproduction is largely constrained to highly specialized flowers and fruits focusing reproductive efforts in one organ. Movement of 13C-labelled gas throughout Osmundastrum cinnamomeum and Osmunda regalis across the growing season. Plants were labelled…

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Anemia mexicana (Mexican fern). This fern grows out of limestone ravines, cliffs, and hillsides, mostly in areas of seeps, but also in some fairly xeric places. The Anemia frond has a blade with two types of leaflets, fertile and sterile. The 4 to 7 leathery sterile leaflets are lance-head-shaped, and the two fertile leaflets are spike-like with clusters of spores at the top. I think I saw at Seiders Springs

The Honey Bee Colony: The hive consists of three castes of bees. Queen• Fertile female responsible for the total population ~ Worker• Sterile female – does the work of the hive ~ Drone• Fertile male – exists to mate with queen

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A population-based study of circumcision and non-HIV sexually transmitted infections in a contemporary group of African American men finds that circumcision does not help prevent STDs.

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Changes in measured endometrial thickness predict in vitro fertilization success - Fertility and Sterility

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.

Lacecap Hydrangea (hydrangea macrophylla): Your plant is a probably a lacecap hydrangea. Unlike mophead hydrangeas, the center clusters of tight buds are the fertile flowers and the most numerous while the open surrounding flowers are the sterile ones. Lacecap flowers also tend to be loose and flat giving them a light, airy appearance. As with most hydrangeas, grow this shrub in dappled shade or morning sun with afternoon shade. Water regularly and keep mulched to be sure soil does not dry…