New journal launched – Plants, People, Planet

Congratulations to everyone involved in the launch of the new journal Plants, People, Planet, “a new cross-disciplinary Open Access journal from the New Phytologist Trust focusing on the interface between plants and society.” I’m sure that we’ll be seeing some terrific articles in this new journal, including some good for teaching. In the first issue, check out Opinion articles by Peter Raven (Saving plants, saving ourselves), Barbara Schaal (Plants and people: Our shared history and future), Sandra Knapp (People and plants: The unbreakable bond), and more. There is also a feature called “Flora Obscura” that will “showcase some of the most extraordinary plants in the world” – see Chris Thorogood’s very weird offering, “Hydnora: The strangest plant in the world?” (Summary by Mary Williams)