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Natures weird creations

Ookpik
Ookpik Member Posts: 101 Courageous
edited December 2021 in Coffee lounge
The Indian Pipe Flower - This fascinating plant (Monotropa uniflora) is definitely one of nature’s weird wonders. Because it has no chlorophyll and doesn’t depend on photosynthesis, this ghostly white plant is able to grow in the darkest of forests.
Many people refer to this strange plant as Indian pipe fungus, but it is not a fungus at all – it just looks like one. It is actually a flowering plant, and believe it or not, it is a member of the blueberry family. --Nancy Noels 

Nature has all the answers. All we have to do is listen, and peace will prevail

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  • monsieur
    monsieur Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Wow, that's amazing. Fungus life is.also fascinating :)
  • Ookpik
    Ookpik Member Posts: 101 Courageous
    did you know, there are many different types of clothing that can be made from fungi. just as good as any suede jacket.
    Nature has all the answers. All we have to do is listen, and peace will prevail
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,989 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing, really interesting and lovely photo
  • Ookpik
    Ookpik Member Posts: 101 Courageous


    This Amazonian Tree with human-sized leaves is finally classified as a new species:
    Scientists have known about this extremely rare tree for decades but did not have any genetic material to describe it. In 2005 a couple of botanists collected seeds from a tree in Jamari National Forest, an ancient tropical forest in the Amazon. They took the seeds and planted them and waited for one to flower. Thirteen years later one of the trees flowered and bore fruit, giving the genetic material necessary to name the new species. Coccoloba gigantifolia. 
    Nature is awesome but weird at the same time. 

    Nature has all the answers. All we have to do is listen, and peace will prevail
  • Ookpik
    Ookpik Member Posts: 101 Courageous
    Has anyone thought about the worldly plants are actually farming us, by giving us oxygen daily through the photosynthesis process, so they can consume us later on? Makes sense, 
    Life is strange, but facts are even stranger. That is what l find nature so interesting, it is packed with mystery
    Nature has all the answers. All we have to do is listen, and peace will prevail

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