Poachers Are Fueling the Succulent Black Market By Stealing From State Parks
People can’t stop digging wild plants out of the dirt so they can resell them to other succulent fanatics.
We Asked an Expert if Ferns Will Survive the 'Between Two Ferns' Road Trip Movie
"Ferns are just not the plant I'd choose to take on the road. Zach would be better off with a snake plant."
The First Plants to Grow on the Moon Are Already Dead
Cotton sprouts grew for about one week in a biosphere brought to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission.
Plants Are Growing on the Moon for the First Time
Cotton seeds brought to the far side of the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 lander have sprouted.
Cyborg Plant Controls a Robot to Move Itself Towards Light
A plant-robot cyborg developed by researchers at MIT uses electrodes, light detectors, and wheels to save a plant from perishing.
Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants
A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth
The Earth BioGenome Project aims to map the genome of 1.5 million plants, animals, and fungi.
'Plant Killer,' Today's Comic by Haejin Park
Loving plants is sometimes like loving people.
Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds
“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Trump's EPA Is a Disaster, So These Artists Made Their Own
It's run by weeds (yes, weeds)—which are somehow a plausible alternative to Scott Pruitt.
'Cornhatch's Corn Patch,' Today's Comic by Brian Blomerth
The town cop gives up his badge to become a seemingly dutiful corn farmer.
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Snoop Dogg Makes Shocking Botanical Discovery in Martha Stewart's Driveway
"Somebody tell me what this is. A who? That's a pine cone?"