Stories from the Gardens

Curator’s Corner – Myrmecodia spp.

Ant-plants, native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and Australia, have a unique relationship with the six-legged insects that give this group their name.

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Curator’s Corner – Dracula spp.

The genus Dracula represents over 100 species, with a natural habitat ranging from Mexico down to Peru.


Curator’s Corner – Japanese lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus)

This vividly colorful plant, which is native to East Africa, blooms intermittently in the Aquatic Plants Gallery of the Conservatory of Flowers.