A Tale of 2 Grapes

Common grape (Vitis rotundifolia) is a plant that we see very frequently at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area and elsewhere.  On sunny trail edges and in disturbed areas it can grow quite zealously.  All grape vines climb by tendrils and…

Darling domatia

Insect - plant interrelationships are amazingly complex and curious, likely the result of eons of co-evolution. Galls are abnormal growths caused by mites, fungi, and insects, the product of intimate and often species-specific associations. Domatia are different. They are not…