Information about when to germinate is imprinted by the mother plant in the seeds’ genes—essentially turning certain genes off that regulate germination.
While studying Heliconia flowers in Costa Rica, biologists noticed that they were clearly choosing their pollinators, but they still didn’t know how the flowers could tell one hummingbird from another.
Entomologists found that potato leafhoppers, which are migratory pests, arrived in the fields an average of 10 days earlier in 2012 than they did in the early 1950s.
A recent experiment examined the different ways elephants seek out their favorite foods.
Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.
It might sound like science fiction, but a recent study found evidence that plants can learn.
Humans gathering rice, wheat, and barley affected how the plants evolved.
Walking or driving on grass does more damage than cutting it.