Former bug-eating plants, which evolved to feed on animal droppings instead, have a more nutritious diet than their carnivorous cousins, a new study finds.
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Flashy new videos of the plant shameplant (Mimosa pudica), which is renowned for its ability to rapidly fold up its leaves, reveal how chemical and electrical signals help to trigger its lightning reflexes.
During thunderstorms, leaves from trees and other plants create mini electric discharges that can significantly alter the surrounding air quality. But researchers are unsure if this is beneficial or harmful.
Officials have returned stolen cactuses to Chile, after recovering the rare plants during two raids in Italy in 2020.
The blooming process of a moonflower cactus has been captured on video for the first time and was watched by over 400,000 people online.
Streaming video from NYC offers a stink-free view of the notoriously malodorous corpse plant in bloom.
Carnivorous plants began evolving about 70 million years ago, when an ancestor duplicated its entire genome, allowing some genes to be repurposed for hunting.
Three new plant species have disappeared from Earth every year since 1900, an alarming new analysis found.
A new study of how plants grew in the environments of the dinosaur age offers some new clues about their populations.
A strange plant that needs no sunlight and sucks on underground fungi for nutrients has turned up in Borneo, Malaysia, 151 years after the last time a scientist found it.