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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



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.

October 30, 2003


Sperm Sniff Out Their Targets

Do sperm have noses? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 22, 2003


Shopping and Hummingbirds

It turns out that hummingbirds make shopping decisions as irrational as those of many humans. 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.

September 27, 2003


Mmm, Flowers

Flowers can be more than just pretty and colorful, they can be good for you as we explain in this Moment of Science.

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