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August 8, 2019


Generational Plant Wisdom

Information about when to germinate is imprinted by the mother plant in the seeds’ genes—essentially turning certain genes off that regulate germination.

June 12, 2019


Flowers Are Able To Choose Who Pollinates Them

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.

June 11, 2019


Global Warming Helps Leafhoppers Proliferate

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.

November 26, 2018


Elephants Can Smell Their Favorite Foods Over Long Distances

A recent experiment examined the different ways elephants seek out their favorite foods.

October 16, 2018


Plants Listen To Their Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

May 23, 2018


The Root Of Plant Potential

Plants are not as passive as one might assume.

May 23, 2018


Plant Hair

Trichomes are the fuzzy hairs that some plants have.

April 18, 2018


Can Plants Learn?

It might sound like science fiction, but a recent study found evidence that plants can learn.

March 1, 2018


Proof of wheat and other grains being gathered gives further insight into the ancient civilizations of 30,000 years ago.

Humans Foraged Wild Wheat 30,000 Years Ago

Humans gathering rice, wheat, and barley affected how the plants evolved.

January 15, 2018


Why Mowing the Lawn Doesn’t Kill the Grass

Walking or driving on grass does more damage than cutting it.

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