Monday, June 24, 2013

Can I get this on Youtube?

I was grabbed by a news headline stating that a "sheep eating" plant was set to bloom in a greenhouse in Surrey for the first time in fifteen years.  This I had to find out about.

According to the International Science Times, the Puya chilensis, a native of Chile, indeed does use its spikes to trap animals as large as sheep and then fertilizes itself with their decaying corpses.  I am torn between wanting to see a time lapse video of this process and being horrified at myself.  I may have to settle for watching Little Shop of Horrors.

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