Born to Rock

Lithophilic plants don’t need no stinking soil, and don’t call them cute either

The Bees’ Needs

Creating habitat for native bees is as easy as one, two, three

Burns Into Boons

The phoenixlike adaptations of native plants

Pull It or Plant It: American Century Plant

Pull It or Plant It: American Century Plant

A lively debate about American century plant

Pet Prairies

Pet Prairies

Searching for native prairie remnants could be your new favorite pastime

A Sensory Journey

A Sensory Journey

The joy of a green urban oasis and the invitation to explore

Science Spotlight: Dr. Suzanne Simard

Science Spotlight: Dr. Suzanne Simard

Unearthing the wood wide web

Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

Exploring a beautiful, million-years-long relationship

Centered: Spring/Summer 2020

Centered: Spring/Summer 2020

Center news that's close to home

Off-Center: Spring/Summer 2020

Off-Center: Spring/Summer 2020

News from outside the garden gate

Familiar Frogs and a Quotidian Toad

Familiar Frogs and a Quotidian Toad

Meet four common members of the order Anura

Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Texas is home to a treasured, psychotropic native plant

Sunflower Squad Goals

Sunflower Squad Goals

Teamwork among Helianthus species gives hope for the future

By Land and Leaf

By Land and Leaf

Wayfinding the old-fashioned way

Crowdsourcing Conservation

Crowdsourcing Conservation

How one determined botanist is teaming up and heading out

Blooms of a Different Hue

Blooms of a Different Hue

When nature gets novel, we pay attention

The Cricket Connection

The Cricket Connection

Native plants and crickets are essential to healthy cave ecosystems

Giants Among Us

Giants Among Us

The magnitude and peace of a big, big tree

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2020 | Volume 37, No. 2

Born to Rock
Meet lithophiles, rock-loving plants adapted to survive in extreme environments

Burns Into Boons
How plants have evolved (and improved) with fire

A Natural Calling
An avian survey shows the proof is in the plantings

Pull It or Plant It
A debate about inland sea oats

Bloom, Set, Match
Flowers and the pollinators that love them



Plant Some Rubber
The country’s next — and best — rubber source could be a native Texas shrub

Wildflower Center News
Updates and impact on site and beyond

The Bees’ Needs
Tips for creating bee habitat at home

Falling Water, Thriving Plants
A Frank Lloyd Wright site embraces native plants

Planted
On sunflowers and family, endings and beginnings

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