In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.
What do you think, is shelf fungus the tree's friend or foe?
Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...
Scientists have found evidence that plants can sense the presence of neighbors that might cast shadows on them at some future time.
If you enjoy gardening, you know how much it can cost to keep your plants alive. You also know how frustrating it is when an unexpected frost destroys them.
There is one gene that protects grains against a deadly fungus that could destroy entire crops. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
It's not unusual for us to be struck by the amazing ways in which life on earth has adapted to its environment. Rooted potatoes are an example of this.
The flowers of Rafflesias are the largest in the world. But the rest of the plant is minuscule and has no leaves, roots or stems.
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.
Biologists have discovered an intriguing new type of palm tree in Madagascar. Learn more on this Moment of Science.