Plants That Don’t Need a Green Thumb

What would you do if your annual plant just went ahead and planted itself for the next season? This new flowering plant species found in Brazil does just that. Once it fruits, it leans over slowly and deposits its seed on or even sometimes in the ground, effectively planting itself. It was found on the property of an amateur botanist, Alex Popovkin, by a handyman working there. The flower is small and pink and white. This new find is one more piece of evidence that we still have so much to discover in the realm of flora and fauna. What’s next: crop fields that plow themselves?