plants

Lavender wisteria cascades off of a trellis in the foreground with bright green conifers and other plants in the background.

10 reasons to renew your Red Butte Garden membership

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Butte Garden made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 concert series. But a membership offers much more than just the music.


Beautiful but noxious weed taking over Salt Lake City

Mrytle spurge is incredibly difficult to remove. Its root systems grow wide underground, meaning that pulling out plants at the surface may not be effective, and even then myrtle spurge emits a sap when injured that can blister human skin.


Ecosystems of early human evolution

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past 7 million years.


Protecting the field of dreams

U engineers will develop sensors that know when cornfields are getting attacked by insects or weeds.


Chemistry in spaaaaace

An experiment sent engineered plants to the International Space Station.


WORD-WISE ABOUT WATER-WISE

Understanding differences in plant terminology is important for designing and maintaining successful low-water-use landscapes.


Library Walls Come Alive

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, with a generous contribution from Katherine W. Dumke, will provide students with a bit of nature, right in the library.