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bristlecone pine

(Encyclopedia) bristlecone pine, common name for the pine species Pinus longaeva, found in the White Mountains of California. Specimens have been known to live some 5,000 years.


(Encyclopedia) longevity l?nj?v?t?, term denoting the length or duration of the life of an animal or plant, often used to indicate an unusually long life. The average human life-span of threescore?

World's oldest tree

The Question: What's the world's most long-living tree? The Answer: That title goes to the bristlecone pine in and around California. The?

Great Basin

(Encyclopedia) Great Basin, semiarid, N section of the Basin and Range province, the intermontane plateau region of W United States and N Mexico. Lying mostly in Nevada and extending into California?

Smelliest Plant

Rafflesia arnoldiiEach bloom can be as big as 3 feet wide and can weigh up to 24 pounds. The reddish-brown flower, which emits a revolting odor, is found in Southeast Asia (primarily Borneo?

Fifty States and Fifty Fun Facts

StateHome ofAlabama George Washington Carver, who discovered more than 300 uses for peanutsAlaska The longest coastline in the U.S., 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states?


Capital: Carson City State abbreviation/Postal code: Nev./NV Governor: Brian Sandoval, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Mark Hutchison, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators:Catherine Cotrez Masto, D (to?

State Symbols

StateSongBirdTreeFlowerAlabama?Alabama? (1931)yellowhammer (1927)Southern longleaf pine (1949, 1997)camellia (1959)Salt water fish: fighting tarpon (1955); Fresh water fish: largemouth bass (?