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tags: botany, Majavankaalit, skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, Helsinki, Finland, travel, photography, image of the day Symplocarpus foetidus (Family: Araceae) (Majavankaalit or Skunk Cabbage) Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 15 May 2010 [larger view].

tags: new species, biology, botany, orchid, tiniest orchid, Orchidaceae, Platystele, Lou Jost A close-up of the world’s smallest orchid, at just over 2mm from petal tip to petal tip. Image: Lou Jost. The world’s smallest orchid was discovered recently in a mountainous nature reserve in Ecuador by American botanist Lou Jost. Dr. Jost, a former…

The Sensitive Plant

tags: sensitive plant, botany, pet plants, streaming video An interesting video of the Sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica. The music is the intro to ‘Baba O’Riley’ by The Who. [1:13]