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Fi Gennu is a pen-name used for tracking certain posts on the blog. Often they're posts produced with the aid of Hemingway. It's almost certain that Alun Salt either wrote or edited this post.

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Where does scent go when attraction doesn’t matter?

Scent matters. If you're a flowering plant, scent is an important tool for attracting pollinators. It's no surprise that botanists see it as a...

Wassailing to wake the trees

January 17 marks twelfth night in the Julian Calendar. It also marks the traditional night of wassailing, a ritual to drive evil spirits from the orchard.

Botanists see the start of tropicalisation

With climate change, plants start colonising new areas, but how will new regions become tropical? A new study hints at the start of the process.

Plant growth promotion by bacterial volatiles

We know that plants produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for a variety of reasons. One obvious example is a perfume to attract pollinators, but...

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