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Hooker’s Lips – The World’s Most Kissable Plant

10:03 AM

Here's a dumb question: if (child) Mick Jagger is a plant, what he has become? Probably Psychotria elata, commonly known as Molly's Plant debris or Hot lips for the shape of its bright red bracts that resemble two luscious lips.


It may look like exotic plants employed a software editing picture, but I can assure you the kissable lips all natural. Found in the tropical rain forests of Central and South American countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador, the plant Psychotria Elatra seems to grow to its present shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and Butterflies. Affectionately known as Molly lips, unusual flowers are unfortunately become endangered due to uncontrolled deforestation in the countries mentioned above. So if ever you want to plant a kiss on Mother Nature, you find yourself plant Hot lips and do it while you still can. The bracts are kissable only for a short while, before they spread open to reveal the plant's flowers.


 
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