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The 2nd largest carnivorous plant in the Americas found on a single mountain top in Brazil was the first plant to be discovered through the social media site. The new plant species has been called the "magnificent sundew" and is critically endangered. Sundews are the largest group of carnivorous plants currently consisting of about 250 species and can grow up to about 1.5 meters in length. This discovery goes to show the role that social media can play in bringing amateurs and professionals together in making discoveries.
Contributed by Sam Feldstone
Apparently, you can now bioengineer a plant to glow like alien flora species. And it's awesome as heck. Finally, you can turn your garden into a scene straight out of an alien movie with these creepy-but-real Glowing Plants. www.coolthings.com/glowing-plant-natural-lighting/
Contributed by Laura Diana Escamilla
Pleaching or plashing is a technique of weaving branches to form a kind of living fence. Sometimes branches would even grow together to form a stronger bond which was called inosculation. This was a gardening trend was introduces by Sir Walter Scott and was popular in England from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.
Contributed by Kandi Smith