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Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit

By | November 21, 2017

Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower. 

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image: Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

By | September 21, 2017

Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.  

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image: Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers

Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers

By | July 11, 2017

Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) can amass pollen by “buzzing”—or oscillating—against a flower, creating a gentle flurry of grains.

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image: To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee

To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee

By | October 7, 2016

Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.

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Wired Flower

By | November 24, 2015

Researchers use a conducting polymer to construct circuits inside plant cuttings in a proof-of-concept study.

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image: Bumblebee Tongues Growing Shorter

Bumblebee Tongues Growing Shorter

By | September 28, 2015

Two alpine bee species have evolved shorter tongues, adapting to floral declines related to climate change.

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The Structure of Flowers

By | April 4, 2014

Architecture student-turned-artist Macato Murayama creates beautiful images inspired by the intricate anatomy of flowers.

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Plants Without Plastid Genomes

By | February 28, 2014

Two independent teams point to different plants that may have lost their plastid genomes.

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On The Origin of Flowers

By | December 19, 2013

The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.

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Buzzed Honeybees

By | March 11, 2013

The pollinators are more likely to recall flowers that offer them a caffeine reward.

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