After a withered 2020 due to COVID-19, the flower industry is hoping to blossom. The industry, which remains far from sustainable, remains a multi-billion dollar operation.
Through a bee's eyes, blue flowers are more common than you'd think — and they could be used to monitor environmental health.
As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Silky oaks, or Grevillea robusta, are in bloom. These hardy, attractive trees light up the sky in late spring – but handle with care.
With their vibrant blooms and a lineage tracing back to the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, wattles have a lot going for them.
A program intended to reduce coca production ended up giving two Latin American countries a big boost to their flower power.
Images of wildfires are powerful, but can make climate catastrophe seem like something spectacular and distant. So some artists are focusing on the plants and bugs in our immediate surroundings.
As climatic conditions change, plants’ odours are altered, with direct consequences for pollination, especially by bees.
The guinea flower grows right across Australia.
Many roses are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses, shipped long distances or treated with chemicals. Here's what to ask your florist or supermarket.
Non-Timber Forest Products don't often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
European settlers suspected Australia's high tropical forests hid native rhododendrons.
Scientists are racing against the clock to figure out how to propagate the rare leek orchid before it goes extinct.
Fields of sunflowers are now a common sight all over the world – but this has only been the case relatively recently.
That pre-sleep herbal tea may be doing many people a lot of good.
Rather than trying to out-compete each other, flowers may work together to attract bees en masse. It's the sort of approach that is effective in the world of advertising too.
Australians import millions of flowers for Valentine's Day. Let's consider some ways to be eco-friendly.
During her lifetime, the paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch sold for higher prices than those of Rembrandt. Why, then, have her talents not been more widely acknowledged in the centuries since?
The wildflowers that WWI soldiers encountered in Europe become symbols of remembrance and the fragility of life. The red poppy in particular is a powerful motif in Australian war art and photography.