- Volunteers 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 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 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' 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.