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Chaenomeles x superba

Kew today - ornamental quince

11 Mar 2010

Perfect to train against a partly shaded wall, this beautiful plant is bursting into rich red flower.


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From South Africa to the UK

by: Steve Ruddy, Kew at the British Museum blog
05 Mar 2010

Steve posts about shipping plants from South Africa to the UK and his anxiety for their safe arrival.

Ornamental onions (Allium sp.) at Kew

Establishing a common classification with APG III

05 Mar 2010

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) is an international group of botanists that aims to establish a common view on the classification of flowering plants, based mainly upon evidence gained from analyses of plant DNA sequences. The first APG classification was published in a ground-breaking paper in 1998. Since then the classification has been refined through two further updates.


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Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry)

Kew today - Cornelian cherry

03 Mar 2010

A fabulous tree for wildlife, the early-flowering cornelian cherry is a blessing for foraging insects out and about at this time of year.


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A world view of plant diversity, overlaid in Google Earth

Kew’s GIS Unit releases interactive global map of plant family and genera data

03 Mar 2010

The new map uses the latest in mapping technology to reveal more about the diversity of the world's plant life.


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Spring at Kew

Kew's Premier Friends get on course for savings

02 Mar 2010

New discount on Kew's popular lectures for Premier Friend members.


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Latin American lonely hearts

by: Kat Harrington, Library, Art and Archives blog
01 Mar 2010

Find out about lonely hearts from Latin America in the Directors' Correspondence Archive Collection.

Inside the world of Kew magazine

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
01 Mar 2010

The spring issue is now out but we're knee-deep in summer already. Find out what's in the Spring Issue of Kew magazine and how the magazine is put together.

Exploring plant fibres - Are they fashionable and sustainable?

by: Mark Nesbitt, Economic Botany blog
25 Feb 2010

Students from the London College of Fashion visit Kew's Economic Botany Collection to explore the sustainability of natural fibres.

Making the most of Library Services at Kew

by: Craig Brough, Library, Art and Archives blog
18 Feb 2010

Read about the Library's Information Services Team and find out how they can help with your questions and curiosities about the world's plant life, plant artefacts and other plant uses such as medicine.

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Robinia pseudoacacia at Kew Gardens

Robinia pseudoacacia
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A specimen of Robinia pseudoacacia planted in 1762 is one of the oldest trees currently standing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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