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Posts tagged botany

April 3, 2008

 

Orange spicebush swallowtail caterpillar

Caterpillar Table Manners

Do caterpillars have table manners? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 12, 2008

 

A microscopic image of an virus

Viruses May Help Invasive Plants Conquer New Ranges

What is the impact of humans domesticating plants for over 10,000 years? Do plants and other organisms change for better or worse? Tune in to find out.

February 12, 2008

 

 Plant Roots in Dirt

Plant “Chat Lines”

Did you know that some plants might actually "talk" to one another? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 12, 2008

 

Cycad Tree in the Light

Odors That Push and Pull Pollinators

Ever notice how a little cologne can be attractive, but too much is totally repellent? That principle is used by cycads, an ancient type of cone-bearing tree.

December 12, 2007

 

Organic salad and sandwich

Is Organic Good for You?

Are you bothered by all the pesticides farmers use and want to eat food that's more nutritious? Well, organic food is not necessarily more nutritious.

December 5, 2007

 

Platanthera Yosemitensis in the Wild

Stinky Orchid

Have you ever been walking in the woods and noticed the smell of sweaty feet? Find out more on this Moment of Science.

November 13, 2007

 

Annual Cosmo flowers

Why Do Plants Flower When They Flower?

Have you ever wondered why some flowers only bloom for a few days in the early spring, while others bloom much later, or all summer long?

September 4, 2007

 

Close up of poplar tree

Phytoremediation

Did you know that plants can clean the ground as well, through a process called phytoremediation? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 17, 2007

 

Century Plant agave in bloom

Monocarpic Plants

The agave plant is a monocarpic, meaning it flowers just once, and then it dies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 4, 2007

 

ant crawling on fern plant

The Mystery of the Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

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