This week, the biggest flower on the planet, also known as the “Queen of all Parasitic Plants”, has come to Oxford – but not in the way you would might expect.
If you’re looking to explain to someone how botany can be exciting, then The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdalena is an excellent place to start.
With climate change, some upland areas will be colonised by plants that had previously stayed in hotter lowland regions – and that could be bad for upland wildflowers.
Plant conservation gets a fraction of the funding that animal conservation gets. A recent paper in Conservation Biology blames Plant Blindness. Is there a solution?
If you want to make the case for Botany’s importance anywhere in the world, then this is the book for you.