A nice smell

A nice smell Nectar and pollen making flowers attractive for pollinators. But not only pollinators, also florivores, flower eating insects, are attracted. Researchers from Germany wondered how pollinator and florivores react to the smells that flowers emit. It turned out that both pollinators and florivores alike are recognising and are attracted by the smell bouquetContinue reading “A nice smell”

Hidden flowers

Hidden flowers The ever presents of plants makes that we often don’t even notice them. They are not moving, so they are not a direct danger to us. Which is sad as we also don’t see their many fascinating aspects. Did you for example know that there are plants that are literally stay hidden forContinue reading “Hidden flowers”

Gained specificity

Gained specificity Plants have veins to translocate nutrients from one location in the plant to another. Phloem, for the translocation form the leaves to the roots, and xylem for the opposite direction. They are essential for a healthy plant. In their absence plants starve. Still, there is little known about the development of these veins.Continue reading “Gained specificity”