Spring is the perfect time to pick the leaves of nettle, starwort, dandelion, common yarrow and sheep’s sorrel.
Edith and Frederic Clements were early pioneers in ecology and the holistic approach to nature – yet their work has not been fully appreciated until recently.
In the 19th century, the giant lily was brought from Guyana to Victorian Britain. There, gardener Joseph Paxton displayed the plant’s remarkable architectural properties.
Daisies contain flavonoids and vitamin C – even better, they can be picked in the wild and pickled in a jar.
From the memories of flowers to the sociability of trees, the cognitive capacities of our vegetal cousins are all around us.
Plants – fixed to the earth by their roots – move in an entirely different way to humans and animals. What biological mechanisms enable their movement?
Spring is the perfect time to be inspired by nature – flowers can be a great source of knowledge for us humans.
As the springtime air emerges from the winter frost, so too do the blossoming flowers of tiny plants and enormous trees. Nature’s floral fanfare is a joy to behold.
Flowers don’t only belong as crystallized cake decorations – there’s a whole host of wild plants whose flowers you can use for all sorts of jams, sugars and syrups.
We present you with an alternative history of the world, in which one of the great literary talents was, in fact, an intensely blue flower.
In the 17th century, so-called ‘tulip mania’ swept the Netherlands. Bulbs became the hottest property on the market, before everything fell apart. Why exactly did these palm-sized bulbs cause such a commotion?
Our resident ethnobiologist explores the secrets and treasures of Poland’s meadows and forests, including saskatoon, lindenflower, and Himalayan balsam.