Thursday, September 22, 2011

Triffids in Brazil?

  1. Botanists have discovered a plant in Brazil that plants its own seeds.
  2. Rather than count on the wind or animals to distribute its seed, it places them in the ground on its own.
  3. When all is working properly, the plant actually covers the seed with moss.
  4. Over the course of generations, the plant and its offspring will be found to be walking from one point to another.
While not moving as quickly as the Triffids of the film world, these plants are certainly capable of moving from one place to another via what this author is calling generational locomotion.
In an attempt to avoid fear, outrage, and panic, the plant has been "christened" with a religious-sounding name: Spigelia Genuflexa.

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