Tag - herbivory


Can a salad taste you back?

Normally when a headline asks a stupid question the answer is 'no', but new research suggests a better answer is 'maybe'.

Plant Cuttings

Gardeners 1: Snails 0…

We at Cuttings HQ hate waste. So, when, and rather belatedly, spring-cleaning the Cuttings’ archives in August 2016, I unearthed a news item penned for...


Why do leaves change colour?

We know a lot about the chemical processes of changing leaf colour, but scientists are still debating why it happens.

Plant Cuttings

Plant Science at the leading edge

In aeroplane design, the leading edge is either “the part of the wing that first contacts the air … or … the foremost edge of an airfoil section“. Plants – as...