Plant News

Scientists Puzzled by Unkillable Biofilm on Jefferson Memorial (August 10, 2016): A biofilm growing on the Jefferson Memorial is puzzling scientists who have failed to stop it.

Newly Discovered Orchid Species Resembles Devil's Head (July 13, 2016): A newly discovered species of orchid looks like a devil's head. It has been named Telipogon diabolicus.

Scientists Have Decoded the Olive Tree Genome (July 11, 2016): Scientists have decoded the genome of the olive tree. Scientists have detected over 56,000 genes.

Tiny Wasp to Help Battle Emerald Ash Borer Beetles (May 27, 2016): A tiny wasp is being brought in to fight the ash borer beetle which is devastating ash trees across the United States.

Hybridized Tumbleweed Species Rapidly Expanding Range in California (May 5, 2016): A recently discovered species of hybridized tumbleweed is rapidly expanding its range and California.

Four New Orchid Species Discovered in Remote New Guinea Region (March 25, 2016): Scientists have identified four new species of orchids discovered on Lengguru, a mountainous area of New Guinea.

New Plant Species Discovered on Japan's Yakushima Island (March 8, 2016): A new plant species has been discovered on Japan's Yakushima island. The subtropical island is located off the southern coast of Kyushu.

New Bush Tomato Species Named After Mark Watney from The Martian (March 7, 2016): A new species of bush tomato has been named after Mark Watney, the main character in The Martian.

Dwarf Species of Giant Rafflesia Flower Discovered in the Philippines (March 3, 2016): The smallest species of Rafflesia has been discovered in the Philippines. Rafflesia is known for having some of the world's giant flowers.

Hairy Panic Tumblewed Clogs Homes and Yards in Australian Town of Wangaratta (February 18, 2016): A tumbleweed named hairy panic is causing problems for residents in Wangaratta, Australia.

Ancient Flowering Plant Preserved in Amber Was Probably Poisonous (February 15, 2016): Scientists have found an amber fossil of a flowering plant that belongs to the Strychnos genus which is known for being a source of the strychnine poison.

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.

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