This is what the first flower on Earth probably looked like

Charles Darwin called it “abominable mystery.”

Scientists find the supergene that codes the reproductive traits of flowers

The genes that code sexual diversity in flowers.

Newly discovered Japanese plant doesn’t photosynthesize, pollinates itself

The most self-sufficient plant I know of.

Bumblebees detect flowers’ electric field with their tiny hairs

Research showed flowers, and plants in general, generate an electric field and bumblebees can sense it with their tiny hairs.

World’s oldest flower found: it’s 125 million years old, and it raises some hard questions

We tend to think of flowering plants and ubiquitous, but in truth, they’ve “only” been around for about 125 million years – which geologically speaking… is still a lot, it’s just not forever. Geologists may have just found the oldest flower. Looking through some previously discovered fossils, scientists were thrilled to find a spectacular specimen: a fossil of a flowering

The Explosive Blooms of the Echinopsis Cactus Flowers

  Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus. They are known and admired due to their flowers, which can be quite spectacular. There are 128 species within the genus and they all enjoy limestone or other calcium-rich soils and of course, they hate humidity. The soil should never be saturated, as the