Lillipillies are one of Australia’s great gifts to the natural world. But the story of these homegrown heroes may be taking a grim turn.
Plant care advice abounds on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – but not all of it is good. A plant expert debunks four common recommendations.
Plants lose huge amounts of water to catch the carbon dioxide they need for photosynthesis – but a new discovery may make them more efficient.
Plant parents will be pleased to know just how beneficial houseplants can be for your health.
Carefully squeezing plant leaves can reveal how much water they contain – and touch could reveal many other hard-to-measure properties of plants.
Botany is disappearing from university modules in the UK.
Publicly accessible gardens are an essential part of our food system. It’s important for policymakers to understand that growing food in city gardens is central to health, food security and culture.
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
Potting soils are helping plant seeds travel. Is it benign or harmful?
Climate change is modifying the timing of recurrent life-cycle events with critical consequences on ecological and economic levels.
As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening as a coping mechanism. But will a hobby born out of a crisis recede as life returns to normal?
Meat has been a marker of class and gender divides, sparked scientific revolutions and has been at the centre of wars.
Variegated plants can be more expensive than their all-green counterparts. But there are ways to protect your investment.
The climate crisis makes it important to investigate and understand the mechanisms of plant growth if we are to keep agricultural crops sustainable.
Plants communicate with the fungi on their roots, but the effects on the ecosystem of deliberately adding fungi as a fertilizer are unknown — and might be harmful.
Maintaining ecological balance in savannas is essential
When plants moved from living in water to land, they had to adapt. How that happened can help address food security.
Fussy about moisture and temperature, ferns are excellent indicators of environmental change.
Without these older Australians, my research wouldn’t be where it is today. So let’s meet a few of them.
A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.