Plants

  1. Plants

    Petite pollinators: Tree raises its own crop of couriers

    A common tropical tree creates farms in its buds, where it raises its own work force of tiny pollinators.

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  2. Plants

    Shower power: Raindrops shoot seeds out with a splat

    In a seed-dispersal mechanism scientists have never seen before in flowering plants, rain plops into a capsule and makes seeds shoot out the corners.

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  3. Plants

    Torn to Ribbons in the Desert

    Botanists puzzle over one of Earth's oddest plants: the remarkably scraggly Welwitschia of southwestern Africa.

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  4. Plants

    Lichen Lovelies

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  5. Plants

    The bladderwort: No ruthless microbe killer

    A carnivorous plant called a bladderwort may not be a fierce predator at all but a misunderstood mutualist.

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  6. Plants

    Dead pipes can still regulate plants’ water

    Physiologists say they have demonstrated for the first time that dead xylem cells in plant plumbing can control water speed.

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