Fastest Plant on Earth
The bunchberry dogwood shoots pollen into the air at an amazing speed.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM June 10, 2005
Move over, Venus flytrap. Now, there's something faster.
Using a high-speed camera, researchers have documented what may be the quickest-acting plant ever seen: the bunchberry dogwood slinging pollen into the air.
Bunchberry dogwood carpets forest floors in Canada and northern parts of the United States.
|Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester, PA.|
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