Birches may have developed white bark to warn herbivores that they’re not good to eat.
French researchers used ‘resurrection ecology’ to compare 2012 pansies with plants from twenty years earlier to see the evolutionary changes in the flowers over time.
Chinese scientists used data from Magnolia plastid genomes to peer back millions of years to understand Cenozoic climatic changes.
Botanists have developed an integrated approach to identify differences between closely related species.
A new database of leaves promise not only to help identify plants around us, but also to identify plants known only from fossils.
Scientists used plastomic and biogeographical data to determine when different types of cycads first evolved. Their findings challenge previous ideas about when cycads first appeared and where they come from.
Can we use electron microscopy and statistical analyses to better classify the trichomes of the large plant genus Solanum?
Scientists have identified one of the earliest multicellular algae. Their new method could help unlock much more information from Precambrian fossils.
A new study quantifies the shape of barley seeds using topological methods.
The Zamiaceae are often considered ‘living fossils’, but a close study of how they have evolved over millions of years can give a glimpse into the lives of past plants.
Next-generation sequencing using target enrichment reveals that current sectional classifications of Zanthoxylum need revision.
Are triploid Butomus umbellatus plants more plastic to nutrient availability than diploid plants and does this make them more invasive?
How do the breeding systems of recent colonizing and long established plant species vary on a remote oceanic island?
Researchers find that the rise of the Andes created conditions in the landscape that drove speciation in aquatic plants.