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CBS Conservatory

Featuring news and updates about the CBS Conservatory on St. Paul campus. 

Wheelin’ in colored nectar

New grant will allow researchers to better understand the composition of colored plant nectars, with implications for breeding crops and sourcing natural dyes.

Nesocodon mauritianus in bloom with red nectar
Photo credit: Rahul Roy and Clay Carter

January Plant of the Month: Darwin's Orchid

Darwin's Orchid

Welcome in the New Year with Darwin's orchid, the quintessential orchid for a teaching botanical collection. Angraecum sesquipedale, this white star-shaped waxy flower emits a deep musk and sweet gardenia with a hint of vanilla scent at night. It is difficult to grow an