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July 11, 2013

 

Three tomatoes hanging in a garden.

The Great Tomato Debate

On this Moment of Science, find the truth about tomatoes. Fruit or veggie?

February 20, 2013

 

campion flower in white against a green background

Ice Age Plant Survives To Modern Day

An arctic plant of the late Pleistocene age, over thirty one thousand years old, is growing again after a long frozen sleep.

October 15, 2012

 

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid: Pollination By Deception

The calypso orchid is one of the most eye catching little flowers you'll see on forest floors across the Northern United States, Canada, and Europe.

September 30, 2009

 

Close up of brighg, yellow dandelion.

A Dandelion Is Born

While annoying to most adults, dandelions are loved by children. But what makes these "flowers" so widespread?

May 20, 2008

 

Rafflesia Flower

World’s Largest Flower’s Unusual Gene Sharing

The flowers of Rafflesias are the largest in the world. But the rest of the plant is minuscule and has no leaves, roots or stems.

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.

January 28, 2006

 

rose

A Rose By Any Other Smell

In 1595, each rose likely did smell as sweet as the next, but now, fans of the mantra "stop and smell the roses" won't find much to smell.

December 2, 2005

 

Light and Flowering

What causes some plants to flower in spring, while others bloom in summer, and still others in fall? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005

 

Coextinction

Coextinction isn't something we can afford to ignore. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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