The study demonstrates extensive variation in floral scent among populations of a geographically widespread species, Arabis alpina.
Edible floral trichomes discovered in bee-pollinated Pinguicula species show carnivorous plants can feed insects as well as feed on insects.
A surprising number of plants snack on fungi as well as sunshine.
Apostasia nipponica is the first member of the early-diverging orchid clade found to be using this strategy.
Can a better understanding of ecosystem nitrogen cycling allow us to more accurately predict invasive insect outbreaks?
A wax crystal coating causes ants to slip off, while hornet and bee pollinators can fly right in.
New study in New Phytologist reveals that nutrient-solubilising bacteria can travel on fungi hyphae if the fungi provides a source of energy.
Greater proportions of semi-natural habitat surrounding fields increased bumble bee and honey bee densities.
Displaying flowers in light rather than shadow should help them attract pollinators, but a good display can also attract thieves.
Sharing pollinators can cause problems when pollen competes for transport
A greater concentration of a compound present throughout the species allowed one morph to attract bee pollinators.
The decreased number of pathogen species appears to benefit the invaders.
The phenomenon, though rare, may be ancient.