Plant News

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.

Koalas Hug Trees to Cool Themselves Down in Hot Weather (June 5, 2014): Scientists say koala bears hug trees in order to reduce their body temperature. Some trees are considerably cooler than the air during hot weather.

New Species of Moonseed Plant Discovered in Bolivia and Paraguay (June 5, 2014): A new species of moonseed plant has been discovered in the dry forests and sand dunes in Bolivia and Paraguay.

New Species of Nickel Eating Plant Discovered in the Philippines (May 9, 2014): A new species of metal-eating plant has been discovered in the Philippines. The plant absorbs nickel in very high amounts.

Insect Killing Parasite Evolved From Pond Scum (May 8, 2014): An insect killing parasite evolved from algae say scientists. The researchers say it as if photosynthesis was surgically removed from its genome.

NASA to Grow Lettuce in Space on Veggie Flight Pillows (May 4, 2014): NASA plans to grow romaine lettuce in space using Veggie flight pillows.

Boquila Vine Can Mimic Leaves of Different Trees (April 29, 2014): The Boquila vine, which grows in rainforests in Chile, can mimic the leaves of the trees it climbs.

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