Biology News
UW botany study shows plants use calcium in stress response - UW Badger Herald

UW Badger Herald
While plants and humans have little in common, a team of University of Wisconsin Department of Botany researchers were “astonished” after accidentally discovering calcium plays a similar role in each. A new form of probe technology was used as a ...

Four New Species of Carnivorous Sponges Discovered in Pacific Ocean -
Marine biologists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and three Canadian research organizations have described four new species of carnivorous sponges: Asbestopluma monticola, Asbestopluma rickettsi, Cladorhiza caillieti and ...
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The survival of ferns to the present depended on an ancient accident - The Economist

The Economist
That appeared to be a coincidence; a case of convergent evolution. But their investigations revealed that in addition to these algae a group of primitive plants called hornworts, which are related to mosses but not closely related to ferns, have a ...

Carnivorous Plants/Insectivorous Plants

Santa Barbara - United States

Features colorful fact sheets from the Botanical Society of America. Learn about carnivorous plant species bizarre adaptations to low-nutrient environments and thier various stratiges for capturing thier incet prey.

United States

Rainbow Plant, Australian Pitcher Plant, Cobra Lilly, Venus Flytrap, Sundews, Tropical Pitcher Plants, Butterworts, Trumpet Pitcher Plants species descriptions and cultivation guide.

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats

List of the 86 species of Nepenthes, with photos of many wild plants.

Carnivorous Plants and Their Habitats

Find photographs of carnivorous plant species in their natural habitats.

United States

Contains information about growing carnivorous plants, as well as scientific names, guides to propagation, artificial bogs, and terrariums.

Waltraud's Carnivorous Plants Homepage

Nutrient acquisition by different species of carnivorous plants.

United States

Information on the Sundews and Pitcher Plants that grow in the wet tropics of Australia.

United States

Find online news, articles, and plant information, along with interactive discussion forums dedicated to the carnivorous plants of Western Australia.

Medicinal plants
United States

Provides photographs and descriptions of a range of plants believed to have medicinal properties. Almost all our present medicines are derived from research on medicinal plants.


Detail on the Australian plant physiology textbook.

United States

Well-executed, time-lapse, QuickTime movies of plant growth and development - from Indiana Univ.