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11 Dec 2012
The Millennium Seed Bank's seed morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, is back with his final blog of the year. To wish you all a very 'Merry Christmas', he is sharing some festive images of a flesh-eating killer raspberry! Do you dare read on ...
A vine native to Mexico and the USA, Cucurbita pepo has been domesticated for thousands of years and is the source of an astonishing variety of cultivated forms, including Halloween pumpkins, courgettes (zucchini) and squashes.
The common snowdrop is one of the most popular of all cultivated bulbous plants, and its flowering is traditionally seen to herald the end of winter.
20 May 2011
Harry Veitch brought the RHS flower show to Chelsea. His brother brought Japanese flora to Europe. Find out more about the Veitch's from Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection.
29 Mar 2011
The purple flowers of the parasitic Lathraea clandestina, known as purple toothwort, mysteriously sprout from the ground in the Woodland Garden.
28 Feb 2011
Once thought extinct in the wild, the stunning blue-flowered Chilean blue crocus was rediscovered in the Andes near Santiago, Chile, in spring 2001. You can see it flowering now in the Davies Alpine House.
See Kew's show garden, created in partnership with The Times and designed by Chelsea gold medallist Marcus Barnett, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011.