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Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people — and now scientists know why

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Without their keen sense of smell, mosquitoes wouldn’t get very far. They rely on this sense to find…
Water lily of the species Nymphaea colorata. The newly reported genome sequence of the water lily sheds light on the early evolution of angiosperms, the group of all flowering plants. Image credit: Liangsheng Zhang/Penn State
Water lily genome expands picture of the early evolution of flowering plants

January 8, 2020

The newly reported genome sequence of a water lily sheds light on the early evolution of angiosperms, the…
Scientists determined when flowers started growing in Australia

December 28, 2019

We still don’t know a lot about our planet. Can you imagine that millions and millions of years…
Tropical flower offers potential new route for treating pancreatic cancer

December 13, 2019

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers. Following diagnosis, patients have an average survival…
To grow or to flower

September 23, 2019

Since they first arrived on land, plants have likely been using the same genetic tools to regulate whether…
What a Virginia wildflower can tell us about climate change

September 3, 2019

When climates change, plants and animals often are forced to colonize new areas – or possibly go extinct.…
Feverfew could hold a secret to treating an incurable cancer

August 2, 2019

Feverfew is a common flowering garden plant. It has small flowers and looks rather lovely, but it is…
The powerful beauty of peonies makes them a favorite in the garden

July 1, 2019

Along with hydrangeas, sweet peas and roses, peonies pack a wallop of nostalgia, bringing to mind romantic gardens…
The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees

May 2, 2019

For the very first time, researchers from the University of Bristol have measured farmland nectar supplies throughout the…
The ‘off’ button that lets plants make flowers

February 28, 2019

Plants must be eminently flexible. While most animals are born with all the organs they’ll ever have, plants…
Scientists came a step closer to understanding how plants ‘remember’ changing seasons

January 2, 2019

Plants have to be able to adapt to the environment that is always changing. However, as far as…
Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

November 15, 2018

In recent years, Danish restaurants, smaller food producers and consumers have shown an increasing interest in using wild…
Dandelions – one of the nature’s greatest flyers

October 20, 2018

Flying is a huge privilege. Humans had to earn it through the technological advancements, while for some animals…
Hydrangeas play a pretty role in the garden

October 9, 2018

When botanist John Bartram first identified a hydrangea native to the U.S. in the 1730s, little did he…
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower

September 26, 2018

For angiosperms — or flowering plants — one of the most important decisions facing them each year is…
Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first

August 16, 2018

The compounds behind the perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been eliciting olfactory excitement since dinosaurs walked the…
Combining on and off switches, one protein can control flowering in plants

August 8, 2018

As plants stretch toward the summer sun, they are marching toward one of the most important decisions of…
UNH Scientists Develop Wildflower Mixes and Strategies to Support State’s Native Pollinators

July 3, 2018

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have developed a list…
Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent

June 15, 2018

Flowers have lots of different patterns on their surfaces that help to guide bees and other pollinators towards…
Researchers identify the cells that trigger flowering

March 28, 2018

How do plants “know” it is time to flower? A new study uncovers exactly where a key protein…
When did flowers originate?

February 14, 2018

The study, published in New Phytologist by researchers from the UK and China, shows that flowering plants are neither as…
When did flowers originate? A new study produced a more accurate estimate than was available before

February 7, 2018

When you are outside, enjoying the nature, you love smelling the flowers. We plant them, we adore them…
Researchers unravel the time of origin of flowering plants

February 7, 2018

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new research involving Queen Mary…
Plants increase flower production within a day of soil nutrient application

January 26, 2018

The molecular mechanisms enabling plants to quickly adapt their rate of flower production in response to changing nutrient…
Climate change linked to more flowery tropical forests

January 22, 2018

New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide…
Petals produce a ‘blue halo’ to help bees find flowers

October 19, 2017

New study finds “messy” microscopic structures on petals of some flowers manipulate light to produce a blue colour…
Flowers match their colours to their scent to communicate with bees

September 15, 2017

Bees need flowers and flowers need bees. They have to communicate between each other in some way so…
New study reveals flower color, fragrance coordination

September 12, 2017

Who knew that it’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color? This…
Study reveals seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old

August 16, 2017

A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million…
Roses are red. Violets are blue. What gives flowers those eye-catching hues?

February 14, 2017

To solve the mystery of why roses are red and violets are blue, scientists are peering into the…
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