In hot Spanish summers, the thistle Carlina corymbosa is somehow able to cool itself substantially below air temperature.
Cyathea rojasiana tree ferns seem to thrive in Panama’s Quebrada Chorro forest by turning dead leaves into roots that seek out nutrient-rich soil.
New observations suggest that honeybees stealing pollen from bumblebees may be a crime of opportunity, though documentation of it remains rare.
Though rare, plants across 33 families are known for subterranean flowering or fruiting. This is the first example in a palm.
About 10 percent of the fruit in a tilted market display can be removed before it all crashes down, computer simulations show.