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Bunchberry flower. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesharrisanderson/5622202090">James Anderson</a>, CC some rights reserved
Bunchberry flower. Photo: James Anderson, CC some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Exploding Flowers

Some flowers open quickly, and some are even spring-loaded--like the venus fly trap--but the floral deployment speed record belongs to the lowly dogwood relative, the bunchberry, which when triggered opens its tiny four-petal bloom in less than a millisecond. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss flower power.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Trillium

This has been a good year for the signature wildflower of the northern forest spring. The trillium is a long-lived perennial that may grow 15 years before it puts out a short-lived bloom. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss this fleeting ornament of the forest floor.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Flower Wilt

Flowers wilt for good reasons; good for the plant. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss how flowers and plants use water.  Go to full article

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