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.
Do sperm have noses? Find out on this Moment of Science.
It turns out that hummingbirds make shopping decisions as irrational as those of many humans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
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.
Flowers can be more than just pretty and colorful, they can be good for you as we explain in this Moment of Science.