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Feb 01 2012

Botanical Wednesday: Walking? No way

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  1. 1
    Glen Davidson

    If that’s a walking palm, why are there still strawberry runners?

    Can’t answer that, can you, damned dirty evolutionist?

    Glen Davidson

  2. 2
    Cuttlefish

    And, dammit, where is Carl Pilkington’s Mexican Jumping Bean?

  3. 3
    meg

    Did anyone else think Day of the Triffords?

  4. 4
    A. R

    Socratea exorrhiza, one of the more bizarre members of the Kingdon Plantae (and there are plenty of those).

  5. 5
    Scarina

    …Treebeard?

  6. 6
    Marie the Bookwyrm

    Since I’m currently re-reading LOTR, I have only one response. ENTS!!!!!

  7. 7
    John-Henry Beck

    I got to see a few of those last year on a trip to Nicaragua. Lots of interesting stuff down there. Strangler Figs, for instance.

  8. 8
    Cupcake

    It’s almost like it forgot that it could grow roots from the base :)

  9. 9
    Brian

    Nah, it just decided that growing roots from the base was for suckahs. It’s like baggy pants — all the cool trees are into visible roots now.

  10. 10
    frankb

    Hey, cut out all the middle stuff and you have a frame for a teepee. Hollow out the trunk and you have a chimney. Very intelligently designed.

  11. 11
    A. R

    frankb: But can you stick in your mouth in a ridiculously Poe unconscious imitation of a sex act?

  12. 12
    autumn

    This is why you must keep the ents away from the triffids.

  13. 13
    sc_9893656a3349bb748e4f9f13498cdf3b

    Reminds me of the dude in that Ween video

  14. 14
    chigau (違う)

    autumn @12
    Are there any Men In Black on your doorstep?
    Don’t open the door!!!1!!

  15. 15
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Why not? With a daily helping of walk water.

  16. 16
    frog

    It’s like an ent-centipede. An entipede.

  17. 17
    frankb

    A.R said,frankb: But can you stick in your mouth in a ridiculously Poe unconscious imitation of a sex act?

    WTF

  18. 18
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    LOL @ “entipede”

    It’s a dryad.

  19. 19
    charlessoto

    That looks like a much higher quality effects Triffid.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055894/

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