About Ritu Kulkarni

Ritu is a biology major at the University of Oklahoma. She will be attending medical school in the fall of 2021.

Species of the Week – Fennel

Culinary Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare By Alvesgaspar - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15855012 The species of the week is Foeniculum vulgare, also commonly called fennel. This herb that may show up in your salad has a long, varied history. It was used as medicine in Egypt and ancient China. During the [...]

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Species of the Week – Purple Passion Flower

Purple Passion Flower - Passiflora incarnata The species of the week is the Purple Passion Flower, Passiflora incarnata. Most Passion Flowers originate from South America with large flowers that bloom during springtime. When traveling through South America, Spanish missionaries labeled this unique-looking flower as the “Flor de las cinco lagas” or the flower of [...]