Grounded

On being in place and acknowledging what came before

Travel Agents

How seeds drop, fly, ride and float their way to new soils

The Life Below

The unseen and very important work of plant roots

Old Brides’ Tales

Old Brides’ Tales

Debunking a popular myth about our state flower

Pull It or Plant It: Passionflower

Pull It or Plant It: Passionflower

A spirited (internal) debate about passionflowers

Tanks-giving

Tanks-giving

Stock tank water gardens are oases for wildlife — and you!

Alpine Inspiration

Alpine Inspiration

A love letter to a small native plant that thrives in high, icy places

Centered: Spring/Summer 2021

Centered: Spring/Summer 2021

The latest on our gardens and our work

A Natural Calling

A Natural Calling

Native plants in mosaic habitats bring birds to the Mission Reach

Plant Some Rubber

Plant Some Rubber

An unassuming native shrub could change the future

Born to Rock

Born to Rock

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

Falling Water, Thriving Plants

Falling Water, Thriving Plants

A famous Frank Lloyd Wright site embraces native landscapes

The Bees’ Needs

The Bees’ Needs

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

Bloom, Set, Match

Bloom, Set, Match

What draws certain pollinators to particular plants

Burns Into Boons

Burns Into Boons

The phoenixlike adaptations of native plants

Planted

Planted

The challenge of finding one’s place and growing in it

Pull It or Plant It: Inland Sea Oats

Pull It or Plant It: Inland Sea Oats

A lively debate about inland sea oats

Centered: Fall/Winter 2020

Centered: Fall/Winter 2020

Center news that's close to home

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2021 | Volume 38, No. 2

A Different Light
Creative photography helps us see flowers with new eyes

The Life Below
The unseen and very important work of plant roots

Pull It or Plant It
A lively debate about our state plant, the prickly pear

Legume Room
Tips for discerning between yellow-blooming Fabaceae trees

Travel Agents
The multifarious ways plants get their seeds into soil

Wildflower Center News
The latest on our gardens and our work

In the Canopies
Treehouses bring adventure and serenity home

Grounded
Time travel via tallgrass prairie

Reflections and Reclamation
On Black Botanists Week and the power of representation

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