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Tracking black rhinos in Zambia

by: Paul Smith, Millennium Seed Bank blog
06 Mar 2013

Critically endangered black rhino have recently been reintroduced to the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Paul Smith, an expert in the vegetation of the area, is helping to identify the plant species that Rhinos rely on for their survival.

05 Mar 2013


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Spring flowers March 2013

Spring flowers in early March 2013

05 Mar 2013

Browse through a selection of colourful spring flowers growing both inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory and outside in the Gardens.


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Pseudowintera colorata

Herbal medicine through an evolutionary lens

05 Mar 2013

A phylogenetic study has shown that related plants are used traditionally in three disparate regions to treat similar medical conditions.


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Ants, constipation, murder and the seeds of Ricinus communis

by: Wolfgang Stuppy, Millennium Seed Bank blog
04 Mar 2013

Revolving around a humble seed, this month's blog covers nearly everything from seed morphology and digestive problems to the beautiful smell of racing car engines and James Bond-style murder. Discover the useful, funny and lethal sides of one of the most notorious seeds on Earth!

Washi: the Art of Japanese Paper

by: Mark Nesbitt, Economic Botany blog
01 Mar 2013

Kew’s world-class collection of Japanese art papers goes on display for the first time in Britain.

Photo of Glory of the Snow taken at Kew Gardens in spring

Spring on Flickr at Kew - 2013

28 Feb 2013

See a selection of images of spring at Kew Gardens from our Flickr stream.


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Nymphaea rubra by Sydenham Teast Edwards

Kew's Library Art and Archives

27 Feb 2013

Browse a selection of paintings and archival documents from Kew's Library, Art and Archives.


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Mapping tools for botanists, part one: SimpleMappr

by: Steven Bachman, GIS team blog
27 Feb 2013

The first in a series of reviews by Kew’s Geographic Information Science (GIS) Unit of online mapping tools: this time we look at an online tool for distribution mapping called SimpleMappr

The 'Orchid King' and his army

by: Elisabeth Thurlow, Library, Art and Archives blog
25 Feb 2013

Read about the dangers of orchid collecting as Kew's graduate trainee repackages a collection of letters held in the Kew Gardens' Archives.

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Euphorbia stricta illustration

Euphorbia stricta
upright spurge

Euphorbia stricta is widespread throughout Europe but uncommon in the UK except in a small area around Gloucester.

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