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  • new storyVolunteers battle invasive plant in southern Oregon 
    Updated: May-05-15 12:59 pm

    CAVE JUNCTION, Oregon - More than 20 years ago, it was touted as a miracle plant - a "hyperaccumulator" able to pull heavy metals, such as nickel, out of the area's serpentine soil and store it in its leaves.

  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am

    ZHARI, Afghanistan - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.

  • NY woman tackles pothole problem by planting pansies there story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 2:17 pm

    SCHENECTADY, New York - An upstate New York woman has taken on the post-winter pothole problem in her hometown by filling in the eyesores with pansies.

  • Florist in gay rights storm: 'I'm a little grain of sand' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-15 12:04 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington state and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions gained such notoriety and had often done business with the gay couple, whom she considered friends.

  • Volunteers fight invading plants at Kentucky River Palisades 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 10:13 am

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Spring is one of the best times for hikers along the Kentucky River Palisades to see wildflowers and colorful native plants found in few other places in the region. But a group of invaders - shrubs, vines, groundcovers and other types of plants that are not native to the area -threaten to choke out the delicate local species that make for scenic hikes.

  • Massive plant that waited 80 years to flower is taken down 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 12:43 pm

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - An American agave's job is to flower once and then die.

  • Oregon state worker grows rare plants in nursery 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 4:52 pm

    CENTRAL POINT, Oregon - Paul Benton looks down a 900-foot-long row of large-flowered woolly meadowfoam and he's seeing more of this endangered and extremely rare plant than most botanists could possibly see in their lifetimes.