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Uncovering the Plant Pompeii

While excavating in El Salvador, archaeologists sometimes found nothing at all - and that gave a surprising insight into what the ancient Maya grew.

Dissecting the secrets of sexual attraction in orchids

How do pollinators drive evolution in flowering plants? A team from Calabria has investigated a relationship between insects and orchids.

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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...