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Red Mangrove, Rhizophora mangle



Learn what’s threatening these unique ecosystems where the ocean meets the land.
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Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes



It may have pretty purple flowers, but Eichhornia crassipes can be a green menace. Introduced to Africa from the neotropics, this invasive weed is choking Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake.
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Western Silvery Aster, Symphyotrichum sericeum



The prairie may seem a world away from our modern lives, but this endangered ecosystem’s flora and fauna are intimately connected with our own well-being.
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Corpse Flowers, Amorphophallus



In this podcast we visit a sacred island off the coast of Madagascar, where an intrepid botanist braves fever and worse to bring a specimen of an unlikely botanical superstar back alive.
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Tulips, Tulipa (Genetics)



When you think of the tools of the modern geneticist, the lowly razor blade probably don’t come to mind. But this low-tech tool is essential to the work of one Dutch geneticist.
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Delal a kar, Phaleria nisidai 



An ethnobotanist hopes that a native tree will help an island nation avoid an epidemic.
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