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November 20, 2013

 

Photo of a garden full of orange and pink roses.

Flower Power

Long used in courtship rituals, sweet smelling flowers developed their fragrances to attract insects.

September 12, 2013

 

A bee lands on a bright red and yellow flower

The Ultraviolet Coloring Of Flowers

The coloring of certain flowers can have motivational effects on bees and caterpillars. Find out how on this Moment of Science.

August 22, 2012

 

a lily on the water at night

The Nightlife Of Plants

A plant's nightlife may not include dining and dancing, but it does play an important role in its flowering season.

August 9, 2012

 

bee being born in bee hive

Bees Have Different Jobs According To Their Age

A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.

May 19, 2008

 

Fritillaria Imperialis - Crown Imperial

A “Foxy” Smell in the Garden

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.

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?

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 20, 2006

 

A fuit market.

What Is A Fruit, Really?

Are vegetables and nuts actually fruits? Find out what the botanists think.

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.

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