Stepping up to the thermogradient plate: a new data framework for predicting seed germination under climate change
Fast Flora Facts: Famous friendship plant
The Instagram-famous plant that used to be impossible to find.
Saving orchids from extinction
Orchids are found on every continent, except Antarctica, growing everywhere from hot swamps to cold mountain tops. Unfortunately, a large proportion of Aussie native orchids are threatened or endangered. From isolating the fungi needed to germinate their seeds to studying their pollinators - discover how scientists like Jessica Wait at the Australian Institute of Botanical Science are using science to help save orchids from extinction.
Fast Flora Facts: Tulip mania
During the era of the Dutch golden age in 1637, it’s said that one tulip bulb could of bought you a beautiful house on the canal in Amsterdam. Discover how the obsession with these unique flowers allegedly caused the first and most famous market bubble crashes.
Zero Waste Hacks
From the 'great pacific garbage patch' to 'wet wipe island' - pollution is out of control. But in 2021, Gary Moran went viral for not needing to put out his red council bin for 3 years and 4 months. Discover his simple hacks to reduce your household waste as we feature an episode from the Plants Grow Here podcast by Daniel Fuller.
Fast Flora Facts: Forensic Botany
Microscopic hairs of a leaf clinging to a murder suspect's jacket is all a forensic botanist needs to crack the case. Discover how two high-profile kidnapping-murder cases in America and Australia were solved using forensic botany and how the field has continued to evolve. You'll also learn the truth behind why the world's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, knows so much about poisonous plants.
Witchcraft revival & the power of plants
#WitchTok videos are clocking up billions of views. Discover why witchcraft is on the rise and the important role plants and nature have to play in its resurgence amongst young people in this magical episode featuring Christina Oakley-Harrington - a modern witch and founder of Treadwells, a famous London bookstore dedicated to the occult.
Fast Flora Facts: Photosynthesis
Learn how photosynthesis was uncovered by scientists, how this amazing set of biochemical reactions might help find aliens, and meet a cunning species of bacteria that's evolved with stolen photosynthesizing technology.
Solving the waratah's genetic puzzle
Fast Flora Facts: Trees
We’re back with bonus content
Talking About Plants
Starting in Science
The Plant World Economy
Introducing the Australian Institute of Botanic...
Let's talk about plant sex
Battling a plant disease pandemic
Plants that heal
Bushfire impacts, recovery & outlook
Amazing plant-based inventions
No Plants No Wine
Banking our bush foods
Climate change & future-proofing plants
Deceptive and dangerous stingers
Going Off Track
Plants in Space
Unlocking the power of plant data
Plant vs Human Intelligence
No Plants No Chocolate
Exploring Aboriginal culture in Sydney
Mistletoe: a festive & freaky parasite
Nature play keeps the doctor away
Bizarre BEE-haviour & snotty gobbles
Cow paddock to biggest botanic garden
Branch Out season 3 sneak peek
Plants with Bite: sticky, sneaky & freaky
What's a herbarium?
Growing communities with gardens
Detective botany & DNA with Barbara Briggs
Botany, bryophytes and a bizarre discovery
No Plants No Future
No Plants No Past: Protecting Our Prehistoric Pine