Cultivating a limited number of crops reduced the genetic diversity of plants, endangering harvests. Seed collectors hope to fix it by finding the plants’ wild cousins.
Even the smallest city dwelling has enough space for a mini-meadow or a few flower pots.
Despite the twelve volume herbarium she created, this seventeenth-century scientist earned little recognition.
The recent series of hurricanes has demonstrated, climate change is no longer a nebulous futuristic menace, but an existential threat.
Plants have long employed a variety of defensive strategies against herbivores, but the scope and sophistication of these defenses is still being understood.
Frederick Coville and Elizabeth White, two strangers, domesticated the blueberry together. They valued beauty and worked to support local communities.
Wax flowers were a major obsession of Victorian women, allowing them to combine art and industry.