Thursday, July 24, 2014

Science Facts: Slowest-Flowering Plant

The slowest-flowering plant in the world is the bromeliad Puya raimondii (pineapples are also bromeliads). P. raimondii grows in the mountains of Bolivia and can take up to 150 years to produce flowers. This late bloomer is about 3 meters tall, but the flower cluster it eventually produces can up to 10 meters tall. Is it worth the wait?

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