Native plants help damaged landscapes by stabilizing soil, fighting invasive species and sheltering pollinators. Two horticulture experts explain what they’re doing to help develop new seed sources.
Almost 4,000 Australian plant species have never been photographed in the field, particularly in remote corners of the country. Without a proper record, they could die out without us even knowing.
They’re beautiful in bloom, but Callery pear trees crowd out native plants and turn productive open land into woody thickets.
Animals and plants living in cities are more likely to thrive when they are able to quickly adapt to urban conditions.
New research finds that some common houseplants take in nutrients from outside the soil.
Orchids give nothing in return to pollinators, so how come they get visited by bees anyway? The answer is trickery and deceit.
Huge swathes of Africa remain unstudied and their species undocumented.
Atlantic rainforests once lined the island’s west coast – and could one day return.
Cursed by gardeners and young children, most people don’t take the time to learn about stinging nettles’ hidden powers
A team of scientists unravelled the mystery of how plant roots make the most of soil moisture.
Dendrobium orchids are familiar to most people in bouquets, but they are in high demand in China for use in traditional medicines. Can Beijing find ways to grow these threatened plants sustainably?
We hear a lot about how humans eating meat is bad for the planet. But if every animal only ate plants, Earth would look dramatically different.
Health claims for chlorophyll water are all over TikTok. We looked at the evidence to see what stacked up.
Tiny plant and insect fossils provide unique insight into an ancient ecosystem that would, later, be altered by climatic shifts.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
Green spaces have the potential to reduce heat and improve health, especially in urban areas.
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.