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Art + Botany: Plants in Peril

March 15, 2012
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If you're in or around London this weekend, consider a visit to Plants in Peril and Losing Paradise, two exhibitions at Kew Botanical Gardens. Curated from the Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew, the exhibition emphasizes plants from South Africa, a continent with the greatest diversity of flora and the highest numbers of plants headed for extinction.

Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Forest

March 09, 2012
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We're only two months in, and already it's proving to be a year of ancient botanic superlatives. First, there was the resurrection of a 32,000 year-old campion flower. Now, scientists have excavated a 385 million-year old forest, believed to be the world's oldest.