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How plant hunting has evolved over the centuries

Chief among the many wonders encountered by Renaissance explorers were the novel plants never before seen in Europe. In Spanish geographer Martín Fernández de Enciso’s 1519 account of his experiences in the Americas, “La Suma de Geografía,” he described a delectable new fruit, writing, “when it is ready for eating it turns yellowish; that which […]

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How to care for a Venus fly trap

The Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula) captivates with its clever approach to survival, thriving in the coastal wetlands of North and South Carolina. This remarkable plant is not only known for its beautiful white blooms but also for its dramatic, insect-snaring capabilities. With leaves evolved into intricate traps, the Venus fly trap cleverly lures, captures,

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