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Humble plants that hide surprising secrets

In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the …

Asthma

With Google’s Support, Plant Biologists Build First Online Database Of All The World’s Plant Species

Wayt Thomas carefully opens a manila folder, the contents of which he has been pondering for months. Tucked within it is a yellowing, dried-out blade …

Could Bionic Plants Be The New Solar Cell?

Photosynthesis – the means by which plants are able to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide to useable chemical energy -- is one of the more …

Nanotech

How slow plants make ridiculous seeds

The secret behind the world’s largest seed and its sexually extravagant plant is good gutters.<p>A prodigy among those seeds can weigh as much as 18 …

Plants

HugeDomains.com - Gardyard.com is for sale (Gardyard)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Web Traffic

New carnivorous plant named after creator of Alien

A newly discovered carnivorous plant has been named after the Surrealist artist H.R. Giger, best known for his work on the film Alien<p>Flesh-eating, long toothed, spiky and hairy - carnivorous plants are more akin to science fiction creatures than most plants. With their bizarre looks it is only …

H. R. Giger

Carnivorous Plant Cultivation Notes

Dionaea muscipula - Venus Flytrap<p>Stand in 1/2 - 1 inch water (rainwater or boiled and cooled tapwater ideally) through the summer in full sun (a …

Carnivorous Creatures Light Cube

Grow your future plant overlords!<p>Carnivorous Creatures Light Cube<p>Grow fearsome flytraps and savage sundews!<p>Fifteen USB-powered, micro LED lights …

Gardening

International Carnivorous Plant Society

<i>Carnivorous Plant Newsletter</i> <br>Volume 44, Number 1, March 2015, pages 32 - 38<p><b>New Cultivars</b><p><i>Dionaea muscipula</i> <b>‘Farou’</b><p>Submitted: 9 June 2014<p><i>Dionaea</i> …

Plants Use Sixth Sense for Growth Aboard the Space Station

Although it is arguable as to whether plants have all five human senses - sight, scent, hearing, taste and touch - they do have a unique sense of …

Boost Memory, Regenerate Neurons with This Ancient Plant

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

How our developing understanding of plants changed our knowledge of life itself

Gardening

Time to die: Three storey tall plant blooms for first time and goes into rapid decline, soon will be cut down

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A towering American agave plant that waited 80 years to flower and produce seeds is dying after fulfilling its purpose and will be …

Meet the coolest tiny plants in the forest

A whole, big world lives within the surprisingly beautiful realm of miniature plant life.<p>The next time you go for a walk in the woods to enjoy the …

Werewolf plant waits for the light of the full moon

It’s the only known plant species that relies on the lunar cycle for survival – and we found out by complete accident.<p>At night, <i>Ephedra foeminea</i>, a …

Astronomy

Surrealist Sculptures by Ellen Jewett Merge Plant and Animal Life | Colossal

<p>Artist Ellen Jewett refers to her sculptural work as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” a blend of plants, animals, and occasionally human-made …

Batman

automatic plant watering, inspired by nature

Easy plant-keeping<p>Greener living is better living. That’s why we create products that make it easier to care for plants. We want to make …

Plants

Can Sugar Beets Help Save Thousands of Lives?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. While you might assume this is a uniquely <i>human</i> …

Great Design Plant: Euphorbia

A design darling of low-water landscapes everywhere, Euphorbia is a plant for every season and all occasions. With more than 2,000 species identified …

Flowers

Swiss cheese plants: the logic behind the leaves with holes

The strange appearance of the Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) plays a role in trapping sunlight<p>If you own a Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa), do you ever wonder why it has leaves with holes in, and whether there are other plants that do the same? The second question is much the …

Study yields insights into how plant cells grow

A study by Purdue University plant scientists and University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers advances our understanding of how plants control their …

Purdue University

8 Mind Blowing Uses for Aloe Vera - You'll Never Buy Expensive Products Again!

by Sarah Ferguson<p>Applying aloe vera to your sunburns is just one way to take advantage of this powerful plant, in fact it’s only touching the surface.<p>…

Devil's Club

Plant of the Week<p>Range map of devil's club. States are colored green where the species may be found.<p>Devil's club leaves and stem. Photo by Darren …

Graham Rice's new plants blog: Brunnera 'Starry Eyes'

I first came across this lovely new perennial six years ago when I was working on a review of all the varieties of <i>Brunnera macrophylla</i> for the RHS …

How plants let go of their leaves - Futurity

Get ready to rake, because this Friday is the first day of fall.