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Posts tagged flowering plants

April 5, 2011

 

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.

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?

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.

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.

March 24, 2005

 

A Honeybee and Dinosaurs

What does a tropical honeybee have to do with evaluating the merit of a theory as to how dinosaurs became extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fake Date

Campsoscolia ciliata is a type of wasp. The plant that runs it through a fake-out mating routine is the Ophrys speculum. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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