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New Life, From an Arctic Flower That Died 32,000 Years Ago

Arctic Plant

A living plant has been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, making it the oldest plant by far that has ever been grown from ancient tissue.


100-million-year-old mistake provides snapshot of evolution

Research by University of Leeds plant scientists has uncovered a snapshot of evolution in progress, by tracing how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts in different ways.


Why real men DO buy women flowers

Men should buy women flowers. They are colorful. They smell nice. And without them, flora would never get laid. To many, purchasing flowers is cliché or corny or tacky.


In Search of the Flower that Blooms Every 3,000 Years

The myth that has grown up around the plant called the Youtan Poluo or Udumbara has clung on almost as stubbornly as the nonexistent roots with which the plant itself clings on. Said to bloom only once every 3,000 years, this rare & special occasion is supposed to mark the arrival of a future king. Let’s see how much truth there is in this fairytale.


The 10-minute bouquet

The art of flower arranging may be a little advanced for a first-time florist, but follow the advice of flower gurus to help you transform those wilting weepers in no time flat.


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