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Our Evolving World
Our Evolving World by Jerry Waxman The spigelia genuflexa is a short-lived plant that grows in Brazil. It has captured the attention of scientists because of its unusual propagation mechanism; it bends down to plant its own seeds. In fact, according to the BBC News article below, it actually buries the seed in the soft soil surrounding the plant. The story is fascinating to me for two reasons: 1) The wonders of nature are ceaseless, and 2) It is reported as a new plant. [amazon_image

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