It is unusual enough to see one of nature's biggest, rarest—not to mention smelliest—flowers bloom. But it is extraordinary to see two bloom at once.
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.
Indiana University scientists have discovered the first known instance of a plant or animal lacking several key genes involved in energy production in cells.
While most people are familiar with Venus flytraps and their snapping jaws, there is still a lot that scientists don't know about the biology of these carnivorous plants. Researchers have for the first time discovered which ...
Researchers from the University of Bristol have uncovered one of the reasons for the evolutionary success of flowering plants.
Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.
Creatures like the Morpho butterfly on the leaf above appear to be covered in shimmering blue and green metallic colors. This phenomenon is called "iridescence," meaning that color appears to change as the angle changes, ...
Close but no cigar: How 16th Century observations paved the way for Darwin's landmark study
Scientists from North America, Europe and China today published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on our planet.