Some protection from waves crashing on the shore could be found in what lies beneath the surface.
The flowers of Aquilegia eximia, the serpentine columbine, face downward, but the hummingbirds that pollinate it prefer horizontal flowers, so why do the flowers face the wrong way?
A coastal plant’s ability to cope with temporary flooding isn’t just due to its own traits. Neighbours can make a flood more, or less, tolerable.
It was thought that herbivory was more likely to aid plant invasions closer to the equator. New research shows that reality is a bit more complicated.
If you’re looking for biodiversity, one good place to start is an unexpectedly harsh environment.
Can a plant learn? Drawing on recent and forthcoming research, Monica Gagliano and Michael Marder suggest that we should be rethinking what intelligence is.
A plant can invade territory when it’s adapted to it, but how can a plant be adapted to multiple biomes. A new paper examines how Honey Locust seedlings use plasticity to tackle new locations.
Being a seed from self-pollination guarantees failure in Eucalyptus regnans. Yet despite this, new research shows a mixed-mating system. including selfing, is evolutionarily stable.
When waters rise, should a rice plant shut down and conserve energy till it can breathe again – or should it grow faster to get above the water? New research has produced rice that can do both.
One of the common features of plants they make their own food. But what happens inside a plant when they stop making their food and eat something else?