Native cherries are everywhere, but we know surprisingly little about them.
Australia is the world centre for sexual deception in plants, tricking wasps along the way.
Spinifex grass is a (slightly ugly) Aussie battler that keeps on giving.
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.
Black wattle is part of Australia's iconic acacia family, but it's largely regarded as a pest overseas. But this fast-growing plant is a boon to gardeners, improving soil and sheltering other plants.
Grass trees are wonderfully odd. They fit no neat definition, and can live up to 600 years.
Only when flowering is Pilostyles visible externally, the flowers erupting from the stems of its host like a weird botanical Alien.
Sandpaper figs are the swiss army knife of Australian flora.
The Bunya pine is a unique and majestic Australian tree that commands respect.
We're in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Most of the earthworms in the US Northeast and upper Midwest are nonnative species. Scientists are finding increasing evidence that invasive worms and invasive plants may help each other.
American ginseng, a slow-growing native plant long used in traditional medicine, was abundant in colonial times. Now illegal harvesting and other stresses are pushing it close to extinction.