Plants are People too: Botany Podcast

Plants are People too: Botany Podcast

Centering around the topics of botany, taxonomy, native flora, ecological and the evolutionary traits of plants, this podcast is designed to bring attention to and broaden the botanical knowledge of it's audience. While we can't know everything, with this podcast I hope to spark ideas and curiosity of the audience to dig deeper into botanical realms. Primarily focused on the native flora of North American, and in particular, New England, the majority of the topics and botanical species discussed will pertain to the Northeast region of the United States. Episodes will not exclusively be about the Northeast region however, and episodes from different regions of the United States as well different regions of the world are included. Intermittently, there will also be episodes on cannabis and it's cultivation. Enjoy. Send Questions, Show Ideas or anything botanically relevant to plantsarepeopletoopodcast@gmail.com or on IG @plants.are.people.too

Episodes

May 29, 2022 33 min

In this episode we talk about Cypripedium parviflorum, White-flowered Red Trillium and Sanguisorba canadensis. 

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In the conclusion of Season 2 Episode 1 Part 3 we finish our New Mexico journey in Mountainair, Santa Fe, Taos and end the episode with some Vermont spring plant talking.

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Season 2 Episode 1 Part 2 just got uploaded! Happy mother’s day and to all the dioecious plants out there happy mother’s day to 50% of you! 

In today’s episode, we continue through New Mexico on our botanical road trip recap. 

In this episode: Getting Pecos Diamonded with Eschscholzia in Rockhound State Park, waiting an eternity for legal weed in Las Cruces,

shitting our pants driving over the Black Range and talking about the interes...

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In this episode we're on the road in the Texas Panhandle, Roswell, New Mexico, and White Sands. We save babies in Canyon, get punctured by puncture vine, drive through the McBride Fire and get disappointed in Roswell!

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In Episode 20 we're very excited to be joined by the botanical duo @letsbotanize, Ben Goulet-Scott and Jacob Suissa, who are Post-Doctorate and PhD candidates at Harvard University and Fellows at the Arnold Arboretum. In this episode, we discuss the @letsbotanize mission to bring botanical knowledge to the masses and what the democratization of botanical knowledge looks like now and what it might look like in the future...

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Episode 19 is brought to you by Moxie™ (not really, but I'm open). Today we have Greg Nelson @thebogboy  from San Diego, California on the podcast to share his knowledge about growing some bog species (both carnivorous and not) on your own property.

Greg shares about the beginning steps on container choice, where to get ethically grown plants and how to propagate your own, aspect, watering and long term care, as well as som...

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In Episode 18 we have special guest Tanner Filyaw, Plant Propagation Manager with United Plant Savers on the show to talk about non-timber forest products including American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), forest farming and conservation techniques for medicinal plant conservation as well as a little on White Ash (Fraxinus americanus).

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In Episode 17: Our guest this week on the podcast is Dr. Lauren Erland, research associate at the University of British Columbia, Kelowna. Dr. Erland shares and discusses with us Artic native plant species and their conservation in the face of climate change. The area of Dr. Erland's study was Inuit Nunangat, a unique cultural, political and geographic zone that encompasses, Nunavut, and Northern Quebec, Labrador and the Northw...

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In Episode 16: I am joined by Amanda Weise, research Botanist with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN to discuss some of the things the arboretum is doing as part of it's mission. This includes vascular plant seed banking, terrestrial orchid germination research, and butternut conservation. In this episode, Amanda shares some of her identification techniques for Juglans cinerea and some of the management techniques...

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In Episode 15, we're happy to have Matt Charpentier a field botanist from Massachusetts and Vice President of the New England Botanical Society on to talk about his experience with a special fern species in the Northeast, Crepidomanes intricatum (AKA Trichomanes intricatum, Appalachian Bristle Fern, or Weft Fern). Matt also shares with us some thoughts on survey biases as field biologist/botanists and shares some stories on som...

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In Episode 14 of the Plants are People too Podcast we take a look at the common and easily recognizable Equisetum genus of plants in the Equisetaceae Family - that's right a monotypic genus. This family of plants evolved during the Jurassic and reproduces similar to ferns via spores - no flowers or fruits on this one! Learn a little bit about the folk lore, and easily identified species in New England and for most of the United...

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Episode 13 of the Plants are People too Podcast is brought to you by the Bureau of Secret Tourism. In this episode, I discuss some familiar wetland plants and some simple ID characteristics of the non-native vs native species. These ubiquitous plant species, Phragmites (australis and americanus) and Typha (latifolia and angustifolia) or the Cat-Tail, are found in much of North America and can have profound positive and negative wil...

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In Episode 12 of the Plants are People too Podcast we look at an easy way to take the first stab at identifying an oppositely branched tree or shrub and within this acronym (MADCapHorse) the Caprifoliaceae family of flowering plants. Within this family, I look at the native and non-native genera in New England (Lonicera (honeysuckle), Triosetum (horse-gentian), Linnaea (twinflower), Valeriana (valerian) and Diervilla (bush-honeysuc...

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In Episode 11 of the Plants are People too Podcast we talk with Chris Schorn,  Botanist and Senior Land Steward at Midcoast Conservancy in Maine. Chris discusses lichen species like Lobaria and Cladonia  as well as a little on other Maine botanical subjects.

In this podcast, Chris discusses a few of the unique Maine habitats, some special flora of the midcoast maine area (Gentianopsis crinita, Lomatogonium, and Carex), land stewar...

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In Episode 10 of the Plants are People too Podcast we speak with Prairie Moon Nursery native seed and plant sales consultant, Rob Kretz. In this episode, Rob shares his knowledge about some methods of prairie/grassland restoration, direct sowing methods, sourcing native seeds from around the region, how to improve the wildlife value of your lawn, vacant lot or 10+ acre property. Towards the end of the episode, Rob discusses som...

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In Episode 9 we talk with @closetmedicine a Vermont based cannabis cultivator and seed collector about the differences between photoperiod vs. auto flowering cannabis and what makes sense for a first time grower. Also in this episode, does the current homegrower cannabis law in Vermont really make sense? Towards the end of the episode we touch on some other plant related topics like Australian Bastard Cannabis, the Scoville sca...

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In Episode 8 we take a look at the most successful orchid ever(?) Epipactus helleborine. This species in non-native in New England but is by far likely the most common orchid observed in habitat. Also some research on the chemical constituents of this plant and it's creation of Oxycodone to increase likelihood of pollination success. Somehow this leads into Opuntia cactus on Cape Cod and a little background on the Toxicodendron...

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In Episode 7 we take a walk in a Vermont black spruce swamp looking for Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium pusillum). We also discuss thermogenesis and other species like the southern mistletoe Phoradendron.  Further into the episode we discuss another historically harvested plant for X-mas decorations Climbing Fern (Lygodium palmatum). And toward the end we listen to an infuriating clip from VPR's "All Things Gardening" seg...

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Episode 6: In today's episode we have Nathan Buchanan from Wildbud Natives out of Marshall, North Carolina where he propagates a variety of native plants for different landowners and organizations in the Western North Carolina area. We talk about Buffalonut 
(Pyrularia pubera) a member of the Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family) and a hemiparasite, ramps (Allium tricoccum) and ethical harvesting, Spigelia marilandica, Penstemon small...

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Episode 5: Takes a look at the Berberidaceae family and the genera of this family in New England, Caulophyllum (blue cohosh)  & Podophyllum (Mandrake/Mayapple) and in particular Berberis (Barberry). The federal government around the turn of the century put forward a 30 year program to eradicate the Common Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) from the surrounding areas in order to save grain crops from Black Stem Rust. Find out the comp...

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