Which plant is the real shamrock?
The shamrock has been a familiar symbol of Irish culture for hundreds of years, but do you know which plant is the real shamrock?
Native plants of Ukraine connect us
Draw closer to the plants and people of Ukraine by walking among their native plants, in digital plant collection.
Honoring black culture through plants
Explore the plants included in “Seeds of Survival and Celebration: Plants and the Black Experience.”
Lucky peas for the new year
Eating Hoppin’ John is one of countless traditions across cultures worldwide to bring good luck in the New Year.
White Pine: the great tree of peace
The eastern white pines (Pinus strobus) that tower over Comstock Knoll are a powerful cultural symbol to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
The Supernatural Side of Plants
Steeped in legends and lore, herbs provide a physical link to the beliefs and practices of people through the ages.
Sassafras: Native gem of North America
Sassafras is a North American tree steeped in Indigenous culture throughout its range within deciduous woodlands of the northeast and southeast United States.
Hydrangeas: Stars of late summer
While undeniably beautiful, the symbolic meaning of hydrangea varies considerably among different cultures.
Rhododendron: Beyond its beautiful bloom
From mid-May to mid-June, a main attraction at Cornell Botanic Gardens is the Bowers Rhododendron […]