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The Flower That Only Grows on the Acropolis of Athens

Found interspersed among the rocky terrain of the Acropolis of Athens is a small plant with pink flowers, the micromeria acropolitana.

The Lost Plant Ancient Greeks Used for Medicine, Food and Contraception

Silphium, a now-extinct plant once used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for perfume, seasoning, medicine, and even contraception, was one of the most sought-after goods in the ancient world. The plant was so useful that Julius Caesar himself was...

New Study Finds Plants ‘Cry’ When Stressed

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered and studied sounds that plants make. These sounds are unique and have never been recorded before. They are like clicks, similar to the sound of popcorn popping. Even though the sounds are...