Plant News

Dandelions Use Latex to Protect Roots From Hungry Insect Larvae (January 15, 2016): Dandelions are a hardy weed. One of the tricks to their survival is a latex they produce to fend off feeding from insects like cockchafer larvae

New Plant Bug Genus Discovered in Australia (December 7, 2015): A new genus of plant bug and four new species have been discovered in Australia.

Cardiff Researchers Unearth Tropical Fossil Forests in Svalbard, Norway (November 20, 2015): Cardiff research team discovers a tropical fossil forest in the Svalbard Archipelago. The find explains a major climate change event that happened 400 million years ago.

New Coffee Tree Species Discovered in Honduras (October 15, 2015): Scientists have discovered a new species of coffee tree in Honduras. The tree is crticially endangered.

Plant Tricks Dung Beetles With Smelly Seeds (October 11, 2015): A plant uses smelly seeds to trick dung beetles into burying them. The researchers are calling it fecal mimicry.

Big Pink is a Newly Described Orchid Species (October 1, 2015): The orchid known as Big Pink is a newly described orchid species. It is found in the Philippines.

Earth is Home to Over 3 Trillion Trees (September 3, 2015): A new study has found that Earth is home to over 3 trillion trees. This is 7.5 times as many as previous estimates.

Scientists Discover Fossil of Oldest Known Flower (August 18, 2015): Scientists have discovered the fossil of the oldest known flower. It is a fossil of Montsechia vidalii, an aquatic plant.

Two New Tropical Plant Species Discovered in Borneo (July 22, 2015): Scientists have discovered two new species of tropical plants in Borneo. They both belong to the Hoya gneus.

Scientists Say New Seaweed Tastes Like Bacon (July 18, 2015): Scientists at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center say they have developed a seaweed that tastes like bacon.

Five New Blueberry Species Found in the Colombian Forests (May 23, 2015): Five new species of blueberry have been founds in the forests of Columbia. They belong to the plant family Ericaceae

Botanists Discover 17 New Eugenia Plant Species in Madagascar (May 22, 2015): Botanists have discovered 17 new species of Eugenia plants in Madagascar. They all belong to the Myrtle family.

Newly Discovered Mushrooms Resemble Little People (April 15, 2015): These newly resembled mushrooms resemble little people. They were discovered in Norfolk.

FDA Approves Genetically Modified Innate Potato for Consumption (March 26, 2015): The FDA has approved a genetically modified Innate potato that browns slower and produces less acrylamide when heated.

Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South Africa (March 21, 2015): Two new blue-flowered plant species have been discovered in South Africa by citizen scientists.

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