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Why plants are more than just an aesthetic millennial trend

The infiltration of flora into our homes is a millennial trend that I have wholeheartedly embraced, evidenced both by my botanical print bedspread, and the bubble-wrapped Syngonium that stood at my feet on the LNER back to Scotland. The Welcome Week Plant Fair at Teviot and the University‚Äôs Plant Society, (formed in March of this […]

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Insects beware, pitcher plants are lurking all over the world

A recent study, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, has found that different species of the carnivorous pitcher plants located on different continents developed their defining characteristics in response to similarly stressful environments. The plants were also found to have similar strategies for handling the insects they capture, despite the carnivorism developing independently in the […]