The Seedy Side of Plants

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Apple Varieties

http://www.bestapples.com/varieties/index.shtml

Pictures and information from the Washington apple industry on the different varieties of that favored fruit, from Granny Smiths to Pink Ladies.

How the Terminator Terminates

http://www.biotech-info.net/howto.html

Just how scientists can engineer some plants to produce sterile seeds.

Seasonal Burning

http://www.tallgrass.org/fire.html

Some great pictures of prairie plants that require fire to survive, from the Friends of the Prairie Learning Center in Iowa.

Carnivorous Plants

http://www.rdrop.com/users/mvz/plants.htm

Some plants eat insects! Here’s information on these bloodthirsty specimens.

Books

Briston, Alec. THE SEX LIFE OF PLANTS. New York: Holt, 1978.

Kuchalla, Susan. ALL ABOUT SEEDS. San Francisco: Troll Communications, 1988.

Morgan, Joan. THE BOOK OF APPLES. London: Ebury House, 1993.

Murray, David. SEED DISPERSAL. New York: Academic Press, 1987.

Overbeck, Cynthia. HOW SEEDS TRAVEL. New York: Lerner Publications Company, 1982.

Rodgers, Marc. SAVING SEEDS: THE GARDENER’S GUIDE TO GROWING AND STORING VEGETABLE AND FLOWER SEEDS. New York: Storey Books, 1991.