Plant News

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.

Robotic Platform Enables Indoor Plants to Search for Light (February 17, 2015): A robotic platform called Soybots enables indoor plants to search for light.

Sauropod Dinosaurs Likely Consumed Psychotropic Fungus (February 16, 2015): Sauropod dinosaurs likely consumed a psychotropic fungus. An amber fossil indicates the fungus was on the grass some dinosaurs would have eaten.

U.S. Approves Apples Genetically Modified to Brown More Slowly (February 15, 2015): The U.S. government has approved a new GMO apple that has been genetically modified to brown more slowly.

New Species of Wild Flower Named After Sir David Attenborough (February 7, 2015): A new species of wild flower has been named after

Newly Discovered Australian Plant Smells Like Rotting Fish (January 30, 2015): Newly discovered plant in Australia has orange flowers that smell like rotting fish.

Study Finds Pitcher Plants Switch Off Traps to Capture More Ants (January 24, 2015): A study has found that pitcher plants can temporarily swtich off their traps to capture more ants.

Three New Begonia Plant Species Discovered in Brazil (January 17, 2015): Three new begonia plant species have been discovered in Brazil. They are thought to be native to Brazil.

New Species of Hedge-Nettle Discovered in South Carolina (December 9, 2014): A new species of hedge-nettle or woundwort has been discovered in South Carolina.

New Species of Mushroom Discovered on UC Berkeley Campus (December 7, 2014): Researchers have discovered a new species of mushroom on the UC Berkeley campus.

Fossil of Ancient Carnivorous Flypaper Trap Plant Discovered in Amber (December 5, 2014): The fossil leaves of a carnivous flypaper trap plant was discovered in Amber.

Scientists Seek Cure for Witches' Broom Disease Which Kills Chocolate Trees (November 3, 2014): The devastating witches' broom disease continues to kill chocoalte trees. Scientists are seeking a cure.

More Wolf Spiders Are Eating American Toads (October 1, 2014): Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that more wolf spiders are eating American toads because of invasive grass.

New Species of Pathetic Looking Spiny Plant Found in Texas (July 9, 2014): Scientists have discovered a new species of plant in Valentine, Texas. It is described as pathetic, wilted and spiny.