The Wonder of the Dragon’s Blood Tree

A group of dragon's blood trees

What does the word “sap” mean to you? Specifically, tree sap. You’re probably picturing something sticky and brown, like maple syrup. Some may also think of balsam or frankincense, which also come from plant resin. But few would picture a tree appearing to leak blood, crimson as any human’s. The dracaena cinnabari, or dragon’s blood […]

The Five Rarest Plants in the World

A Titan Arum in bloom.

We know that animals can be endangered, but did you know it’s entirely possible for plants to be at risk, too? Whether by habitat destruction, climate change, or invading species, these plants may no longer be around in the coming years. While conservation efforts are in place, the fate of these florae is still uncertain. […]