It’s not food, so why would cats chew on catnip and silver vine? Scientists have found cats are improving the plants’ mosquito repellent by damaging the leaves in a specific way.
Botanists have discovered the world’s largest plant in Shark Bay, but Shark Bay is unusually salty – so how could a plant thrive there?
It’s not just the quantity of pollen that’s a problem. It can also be the diversity – and that isn’t helped by invasive species.
Sundews are carnivorous plants that feed on small naive insects. So why does a fly deliberately lay its eggs on the plant?
Plants have no opportunity to get out of the sun into the shade, so how do they avoid damage by UV-B light? The answer lies in the cuticle, the outermost layer of a plant.
Botanists found evidence for the effects of climate change stored in herbaria.
Botanists have found a bodyguard that can protect blueberry plants from cold or drought shocks – but instead of protecting the outside of the plant, it lives inside it.
Not only do bacteria have tools to try to shut down plant defences, pathogens can also try to get the plant to direct water and food to help feed the attack.
A Scandinavian team have examined how climate change will affect nutrient availability for shrubs and found a surprising result.
We’ve examined where people struggled with applications, the last time we had an editor post open. Here are some tips for what we are looking for.
Mimi Tanimoto of Kew Gardens shares details of their new MSc courses.
A study of the bees of Toronto aimed to uncover what factors help or hinder urban pollinators.
Bees are more likely to turn to robbery if there are plenty of flowers that they don’t have to rob in an area.
An Australian team has been studying how to best grow vegetables by experimenting with pak choi in urban gardens. They found that canopy cover and garden richness, rather than pollinator visits are the key factors in improving yield.