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Archaeologists surprised by large maize at El Gigante

The discovery of ancient large maize corn cobs at the El Gigante rockshelter might change how we think about the earliest complex societies in Central America.

Volcanoes, unexpected spreaders of plant life

Inspiration for these plant-based blog items can come from the most unlikely of sources. This one in particular had a strange (and offbeat…) beginning....

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Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

Daffodils and Snowdrops need the right temperatures in a few seasons to germinate. Will a changing climate cause problems?

Changes in How a Plant Breathes Aren’t Always Matched by Changes in Its Anatomy

You can't predict how a Yucca gloriosa will react to drought from its anatomy alone.

New grapevine model better predicts whole-canopy gas exchange

Models considering only the maximum photosynthetic capacity for all leaves over-estimated net carbon dioxide exchange by nearly a third.

Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

The genus Allium L., one of the largest monocotyledonous genera and one that includes many economically important crops with nutritional and medicinal...