Monday, 21 July 2014

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Burnet Rose Rosa spinosissima aka R. Pimpinellifolia
Image courtesy of John Crellin
http://www.floralimages.co.uk/page.php?
taxon=rosa_spinosissima,1 
Don't forget - today is the day when botany storms the national airwaves with this new Radio 4 series Plants: from Roots to Riches, presented by Prof Kathy Willis from Kew.

If you can't catch the series live, then its 25 parts will be up on iPlayer for us all to enjoy at our leisure. 

The first part, which airs at 1.45 today (just before The Archers!) is called 'A Rose by Any Other Name' and will introduce the listener to taxonomy and the role played by Carl Linnaeus. Can't wait!