Berry go Round No. 49

Bora Zivkovic at Blog Around the Clock hosts the latest Berry go Round blog carnival, with botanical news of all sorts. There is much there of interest to us, including longer pieces on items we merely Nibbled. Like the utility of myrrh trees and the story of Maasai reconciliation grass, which some sheep could have told whoever named it thus wasn’t a grass. Wonder if it gets crushed when elephants fight? There’s a new orchid that smells of Chanel No. 5 (but not, apparently, of ylang-ylang). Bitter almond essence, an instructional video for blowflies, and wild licorice round out the picture, but there’s a lot more there to explore.

Thanks Bora. Next month’s carnival will be hosted by Greg Laden. Submit here, and why not volunteer to host?

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