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Milkweed Versus Monarch
A cute reminder of nature's battles.
biology  funny  animals  plants  comic 
march 2016 by mcherm
Giant Sloths Are the Reason Why Avocados Are Still Around | Upvoted
Giant sloths used to eat avocados and could poop out the giant seeds. Nothing today can eat them -- they survive by human cultivation now.
evolution  plants  via:reddit 
december 2015 by mcherm
The Loneliest Plant In The World : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
The last individual of a whole category of plans, which once made up a major portion of the world ecosystem during the age of the dinosaurs, cannot reproduce since it is a male.
plants  npr  via:HackerNews  biology 
october 2014 by mcherm
DailyDirt: Strawberries Are Technically Not Berries | Techdirt
Strawberries aren't berries. Bananas, avacados, and watermellon are. By the botanical definition.
botany  plants  words  via:Techdirt  techdirt 
july 2014 by mcherm
The sealed bottle garden still thriving after 40 years without fresh air or water | Mail Online
That's a really long time for a sealed-jar ecosystem to survive. Probably a world record.
plants  via:HackerNews  ecology  science 
june 2014 by mcherm
Michael Pollan: How Smart Are Plants? : The New Yorker
Ways in which plants sense and react to their environment. Also how much the name matters.
science  plants  NewYorker  via:HackerNews 
june 2014 by mcherm
ScienceShot: 'Chameleon' Vine Discovered in Chile | Science/AAAS | News
Plant can change it's leaves and such to mimic the neighboring plants.
plants  biology  via:boingboing 
april 2014 by mcherm
A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA - NYTimes.com
Genetically modified oranges may be the only way for the tree to survive a bacterium.
plants  via:HackerNews  biology 
july 2013 by mcherm
The oldest thing in the world - Boing Boing
Apparently, the oldest living thing on earth is a meadow of sea grass growing in the Mediterranean sea: 100K-200K years old.
plants  biology  science  via:boingboing 
february 2012 by mcherm

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