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Green Blobs

11088405_1025483087469475_7128751094914308579_nAnother great Facebook post from Green Renaissance. These South American Llareta plants grow ever so slowly – about a centimetre and a half a year, but these dense blobs live to the ripe old age of 3,000. The llareta is a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family. According to Wikipedia, it grows in the Puna grasslands of the Andes in Peru, Bolivia, northern Chile, and western Argentina at altitudes between 3,200 and 4,500 metres. Photographer Rachel Sussman captures The Oldest Living Things in the World before they disappear.

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