Until now, no one had properly tested Darwin's hypothesis on the link between cleistogamy and bilateral symmetry in flowers.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~6 min
Predatory insects are super pest controllers. Planting flowers can help them help farmers to reduce the use of pesticides.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~9 min
Bumble bees in low-quality landscapes with fewer flowers and places for nesting have more diseases and parasites, researchers say.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~7 min
Archaeologists have long debated the relationship of psychedelics to rock art. New evidence from Pinwheel Cave in California clarifies the connection.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
Milkweed is key to monarch butterflies' life cycle. But adding other flowering plants may help monarchs more than milkweed alone.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Sequencing the gardenia genome shows how plants evolved to re-use tricks from their genetic toolbox to create new chemicals.
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
When pollen resources are low, bumblebees damage plants to help drive more flowering so they can get more, researchers have found.
May 22, 2020 • ~8 min
A wild dandelion's spiny pollen has evolved to attach to traveling bumblebees, report researchers.
May 20, 2020 • ~4 min