Long used in courtship rituals, sweet smelling flowers developed their fragrances to attract insects.
The coloring of certain flowers can have motivational effects on bees and caterpillars. Find out how on this Moment of Science.
A plant's nightlife may not include dining and dancing, but it does play an important role in its flowering season.
A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.
If you've ever walked through a flower garden in bloom and thought you smelled something unpleasantly pungent, you may not have been imagining things.
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?
The agave plant is a monocarpic, meaning it flowers just once, and then it dies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Are vegetables and nuts actually fruits? Find out what the botanists think.
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.
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.