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Bees Go for Flowers That Are Hot!

…the tests showed that bees preferred warmer plants and could learn to identify the hotter species by the colour of flowers.

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Beautiful Flowers, the Shaman, and the Harvard Professor

So, Western medicine, with its expensive machinery and sophisticated scientists, has finally figured out what DaBuWan (the Suriname shaman) and his peers knew long ago. But how did they know it?

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When Bees Disappear Plants Follow

In Britain, where bee diversity has fallen and hoverflies have at best held steady, there have been declines in 70% of the wildflowers that require insects for pollination. However, wind-pollinated or self-pollinating plants have held constant or increased

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Newly Discovered Orchid Does Without Pollinators

Scientists have discovered an orchid that never needs to get a date — it can fertilize itself by performing a sexual act never before seen in flowers.

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Dioecious Species Crowd Out Monoecious Relatives

Historical records show that, over the last 40 years, the males and females are rapidly displacing the hermaphrodites and moving south.

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You Can’t Restore Habitat if You Can’t Get The Seed: Prairie Version

The couple never planned to spend five years building a harvester, but like a barbed needle-and-thread grass seed, once the idea got in their heads they couldn't pull it out.

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Today’s Plant Photo

UBC Botanical Garden's Picture-A-Day site

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Wild American Chestnuts Discovered

It is a rare opportunity to see an entire stand, albeit a small one, of American chestnut trees, many of which are in the forest canopy.