Nearly-Extinct Plant is Given New Roots
A plant facing extinction is now thriving due to the efforts of one professor and her team. Though this white-petaled plant is small, its disappearance could play a large role in the degradation of habitats and other species. “The organisms within a habitat rely on…
How Plants Get Dirty
Somewhere in Australia, a Cryptostylis orchid is about to trick an unsuspecting wasp into getting down and dirty with it. Pseudocopulation, where a plant has evolved to resemble a certain insect in order to hoodwink others of the same species into having (pseudo)sex with it, is only one of the hundreds of techniques employed by plants to spread their pollen.