Friday, November 12, 2010

Puya Raimondi

Called a "living fossil", the Puya Raimondi plant is found in higher elevations in Bolivia and Peru. Growing to a height of 40 feet, it only flowers once in a lifetime when it reaches 80 to 100 years old. When it does flower, it produces 15 to 20,000 blooms and drops millions of seeds.

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