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An attempt to settle the matter of this controversial name
Allen Coombes and Roderick Cameron | Aug 16, 2021
The IOS logo in black and white
The story of how the IOS logo came into being
Allen Coombes | Jul 31, 2021
Phylogenetic tree
IOS members Paul Manos (Duke University) and Andrew Hipp (...
Andrew Hipp | Jun 16, 2021

Plant Focus

The Compton oak at Colonial Williamsburg
A natural hybrid between Quercus lyrata (overcup oak) and Q. virginiana (Southern live oak)

American Plant Hardiness Map 2012

In January 2012, the USDA Agricultural Research Service released a new edition of the American Plant Hardiness Map.  The previous edition was released in 1990.  Two new zones 12 and 13 have been added to this 2012 edition.  The zones are based on 1976-2055 weather data, that is 30 years of data.  The 1990 edition was based on 13 years of data.  See the What's new section of the USDA ARS Web site for details here

For the first time, the map is available as an interactive GIS-based map.