Latest Flowering plant Stories
Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens.
New research confirms that early angiosperms were weedy, fast-growing.
Flowering plants may be considerably older than previously thought, says a new analysis of the plant family tree.
The origins of flowering plants from peas to oak trees are now in clearer focus thanks to the efforts of University of Florida researchers.
One hundred million years ago the earth looked very different from how it does today.
Researchers work on part of Darwin's 'abominable mystery'.
Flowering plants are all around us and are phenomenally successfulâ€”but how did they get to be so successful and where did they come from? This question bothered Darwin and others and a paper published in the September issue of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society indicates that their ability to adapt anatomically may be the answer.
The ability to envisage the future may be closer than you would think. A recent paper by Sean Hammond and Karl Niklas in the August 2009 issue of the American Journal of Botany (available here) presents an algorithm that may be used to predict the future dynamics of plant communities
The appearance of many species of flowering plants on Earth, and especially their relatively rapid dissemination during the Cretaceous (approximately 100 million years ago) can be attributed to their capacity to transform the world to their own needs.
A U.S. study suggests a burst of flowering plants 90 million years ago led to the formation of forests and similar evolutionary bursts in animals. The University of Florida-led study was based on a DNA analysis of living flowering plants.
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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.