Plants can remember, feel and even recognize the sound of being eaten. Now, a new study shows plants can also make wise decisions--even without a brain.
The pungent flowers native in Indonesia are also known as Amorphophallus titanum, which means "misshapen giant penis."
A rare orchid characterized by elegant color patterns was recently "stumbled upon" in the deciduous forests of Mexico’s Pacific slope of Oaxaca state.
Hungry, corn-loving caterpillars trick corn plants into thinking they are being attacked by a pathogen which buys them time to eat more and grow larger faster.
In order to create a more stable source of cancer drugs, Stanford University researchers turned to extracting cancer-fighting proteins from an endangered plant. They were able to transfer this into a common lab plant successfully, and hope to apply the same technique to yeast.
University of York biologists are now able to better understand the toxicity of TNT left in plants at military and other sites where explosives were used. This could lead to new herbicides to remedy areas contaminated by those explosives.
Parasitic "vampire" plants may get a bad rep from their name, but new research shows that they aren't so bad, after all, and that they could actually benefit the abundance and diversity of vegetation and animal life around them.