Plants have a reputation for being motionless, passive and boring. These 20 plants challenge this mundane stereotype. I threw in a few fungi; I cheated a little. Enjoy!
Did you know that wild ginseng root can actually be found right here in America's national parks and private woodlands?
There are many different types of plants, ranging from grand trees to tiny algae. This is an overview with pictures.
Parasitic plants obtain their food or nutrients from another plant. The parasitic relationship may last for a long time, but sometimes the parasite kills its host.
For some duckweed is a menace, for others it's a Godsend. Here in Brazil, we have built duckweed ponds and are encouraging it to grow to use as an animal feed . This is just one of its many uses.
Who doesn't love oak trees? They're big, beautiful, useful, and can live for hundreds of years. Here's a list of some, with pictures of bark and leaf descriptions to aid in identification. Happy oak hunting!
This article is about the largest flower in the world, the Amorphophallus titanium. It is also called the Corpse Plant because of it's bad odor.
The monkey puzzle tree is a very strange and interesting plant. It's native to South America but grows in parks and gardens in other areas as an introduced plant.
The Himalayan blackberry is a beautiful plant in spring and summer. It produces delicious blackberries, but it's an invasive species and grows aggressively.
A detailed visual tour of the eukaryotic plant cell. Complete with videos, quizzes, links and summary tables. Excellent for A-level and higher.