Myricaria germanica is a rare and endangered species hit hard by climate change, but little research is undertaken to help save it.
New research found colour played a major role skewing researcher bias — pretty, vibrant flowers get more scientific attention than dull plants, regardless of their ecological significance.
Red mason bee just hatched out of its cocoon.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
A hornfaced bee on a catkin.
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A diverse pollinator community is a reliable one.
Wildflowers blooming in box gum grassy woodland
Box gum grassy woodlands are critically endangered. What's left often grows on farms, and farmers are helping to conserve them.
The eight-mile ‘river of flowers’ that grows alongside a motorway near Rotherham, UK.
Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.
Wildflowers, bees and butterflies – your lawn is a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be unleashed.
Kathleen McArthur (left) and Judith Wright (right) wildflowering at Currimundi in 1961.
Photo by Alex Jelinek. Courtesy Alexandra Moreno
Wildflower artist Kathleen McArthur led one of Australia's first major conservation battles, over Queensland's Cooloola region. Yet this canny activist is rarely mentioned in most accounts of the campaign.
Poppies at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
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.
There are fewer than a thousand Graveside gorge wattles in Kakadu National Park.
We know very little about Australia's most threatened plants.
Sometimes plants are obvious, but often they slip under the radar.
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Plant blindness is more than an interesting quirk of human perception. It impacts on our efforts to care for and understand plant species.
Victoria’s wildflowers: best enjoyed up close.
Victoria's volcanic plains offer fertile ground for grasslands teeming with wildflowers. But that same fertility has also made the plains a tempting target for grazers and growers, and developers too.
Annual show: each spring, thousands of people make the road trip north from Perth to see the wildflowers.
Spring has sprung. This time of year is peak wildflower season in the area around Perth, and the display is a major tourism draw card. People flock to places like Lesueur National Park and the Eneabba…