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Around the world hot, dry climates have resulted in plants evolving to survive. There are number of different ways they have done this. Plants like the hellichrysum species have evolved to be grey, white and silver. This allows them to reflect much of the sun's...

Humans, animals and plants have evolved together over millions of years. Plants need to survive being consumed by various creatures but also be attractive enough to encourage pollination and seed dispersal and they do this by becoming either tasty or repellent. Every single plant is...

Johannesburg is one of the biggest man made forests in the world with over 10 million trees. During spring the jacarandas hold sway. A pashmina of purple draped across the city of gold. Summer sees a green canopy covering the city, it protects us from...

The fynbos of the Western Cape of South Africa is very special. It contains more plants species per square metre than anywhere else in the world including the rain forests of Brazil. In fact all of the British Isles contain less plant species than those...