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Plant Records: The plant that coordinates its colours for the occasion

It's thought that flowers have colours to attract visitors, but it seems that's not always the case.

Plant records: Most overdue library book?

Name: the 'En Tibi' herbariumScientific name: 'En tibi perpetuis ridentem floribus hortum' Known for: not being of known originRecord broken: Most overdue library book?

“Plant” Records: The Planet’s Biggest Pollinator

Once again, people underestimate the effect this mammal can have on wildlife.

Plant Records: The world’s most common group of plants is…

...is 'rare' plants. A recent article in Science Advances labelled over a third of species as 'exceedingly rare'.

Plant Records: The ever thirsty sugarcane

You might like a drink at Christmas, but Jenna Loiseau finds that sugarcane is REALLY thirsty.

Plant Records: Pink Pineapple

Today we look at the most panther-like of the fruits, the pink pineapple.

Plant Records: More Weed Than You Ever Need

Name: Palmer amaranth Scientific name: Amaranthus palmeri Known for: Destroyer of crop yields Record broken: Weed of the Year two years running (2014-2015) Palmer amaranth, also known as...

Plant Records: When Land Doesn’t Mean Land…

Name: Common eelgrass Scientific name: Zostera marina * Known for: Stabilizing the seabed, providing food and habitat for other marine organisms, maintaining water quality, supporting local...

Plant Records: An ever increasing pot of gold

Name: Maize or Corn Scientific name: Zea mays Known for: Food of the Gods (or Blasphemy against them when in Corn Dogs) Record broken: Yields I expect most...

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