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Storm Ciara swept across the UK at the weekend causing major disruption. The Botanic Garden and the Arboretum have had their fair share of casualties, the yew among them.
How do pitchers plants evolve?
The ingenious mechanisms that pitcher plants employ to obtain nutrients.
Did you know...? Approximately 140,000 crocus flowers must be harvested to produce one kilogramme of dried saffron.
New insights into the evolution of the fig
The evolution of the fig, a novel insight into the floral biology of these elusive species.
Cannabis sativa is the sole member of the genus Cannabis, although two subspecies are recognized, ssp. sativa has been selected for fibre, food and oil productions while ssp. indica has been selected for drug production.
Wollemia nobilis is one of the world’s most ancient and rarest trees, representing the only remaining member of a prehistoric genus, and is often described as a ‘living fossil’.
The lily garden
The Madonna lily, Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University.
Did you know...? Recent research has shown that lavender oil is antimicrobial.
An extraordinarily elusive flower
Discover more about Oxygyne, a rare and poorly known genus, unique among flowering plants.
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