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October 9, 2017

 

A Bombus griseocollis, colloquially known as a brown belted bumblebee

Bumblebee Pollination Methods

Bumblebees use sonication to get pollen from a flower's anther.

May 4, 2017

 

Isn't the Calypso Orchid pretty?

Calypso Orchid: Pollination By Deception

The calypso orchid is one of the most eye catching little flowers you'll see on forest floors across the Northern United States, Canada, and Europe.

December 15, 2015

 

American Columbo

American Columbo

The American Columbo plant doesn't flower until close to its 30th birthday, and then it promptly gives up the ghost.

July 11, 2013

 

The Great Tomato Debate

On this Moment of Science, find the truth about tomatoes. Fruit or veggie?

February 20, 2013

 

Here is the gorgeous campion flower in the wild.

Ice Age Plant Survives To Modern Day

An arctic plant of the late Pleistocene age, over thirty one thousand years old, is growing again after a long frozen sleep.

September 30, 2009

 

A Dandelion Is Born

While annoying to most adults, dandelions are loved by children. But what makes these "flowers" so widespread?

May 20, 2008

 

World’s Largest Flower’s Unusual Gene Sharing

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.

July 17, 2007

 

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 4, 2007

 

The Mystery of the Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

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.

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