Many of us associate mistletoe with the annual tradition of hanging it in the doorway in hopes of a Christmas kiss, but that lingering whisper of old Norse mythology is just one aspect of this intriguing plant that exists all over the world. Continue reading From pagan magic to cancer cure? The mysteries of mistletoe.
Getting out in the field to investigate how native plants are changing provides data for scientists and inspiration for residents. Continue reading Make a note of it: Citizen scientists help document climate change
The recent acquisition of 800 plant specimens from Namibia is a welcome addition to to the more than five million specimens in Natural History’s collections. Continue reading Fair trade: Botany Department acquires hundreds of new specimens from Africa