Latest Flowering plant Stories
With the bursting of spring, pollen is in the air.
The newly-sequenced genome of the Amborella plant is shedding new light on the origin of the more than 300,000 flowering plants on the Earth today.
A reclassified ancient fossil has not only been named one of North American’s oldest flower plants, but it is also unearthing some of America’s darkest tales.
As mammals were trying to emerge from the shadows of dinosaurs 100 million years ago, there was a dramatic proliferation of flowering plants species. However, instead of early mammals benefiting from new food and shelter opportunities that would have been provided by the plants, they experienced a decline during the mid-Cretaceous.
Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have uncovered evidence suggesting flowering plants evolved 100 million years earlier than previously believed, according to new research appearing in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science.
Compromises between quantity and quality are common in animals, but do the same tradeoffs hold true for plants and their flowers?
The evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously calculated, a new study indicates.
An international research team led by Brown University has amassed the largest evolutionary tree (phylogeny) for plants.
Most flowering plants, equipped with both male and female sex organs, can fertilize themselves and procreate without the aid of a mate.
The world is a cooler, wetter place because of flowering plants, according to new climate simulation results published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Waterlilies (Nymphaeaceae) belong to the Order Nymphaeales. They are tuberous plants that are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria. Modern genetic tests of the flowering plants by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group have shown that the water-lilies are among the most primitive of the flowering plants. The white water-lily is the national flower...