From an early modern treatment for syphilis to Saturday-morning cartoons, the meaning and significance of the plant has transformed through time and space.
Bad news for the estimated 80 percent of the human population that's allergic to the dreaded—and abundant—leaves of three.
As China tried to expand into Tibet in the late 1930s, it looked to the yak as a way to "modernize" Tibetan culture.
Cattle grazing on invasive plants in longleaf pine forests could benefit ecosystems and farmers alike.
Indigenous people in North America used the conifer as an effective cure for scurvy during cold winters.
A massive collection of dried flower specimens demonstrates that climate change disrupts the timing of spring blooms.
How a beached cetacean triggered one whale of a controversy.
Some superstar trees in the US are actually invasive to their ecosystems. Blossoming cherry trees, for example.
Celebrate Spring with these watercolor paintings of wildflowers by Margaret Rebecca Dickinson.
Plantfluencers? Back in the nineteenth century, it was the dazzling leaves of cordyline that set trends in domestic style.