[Plant-education] tiny flowers bloom

Scott Shumway via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by sshumway from wheatonma.edu)
Thu Nov 8 15:49:07 EST 2007

One of my colleagues just showed me a  clipping from a Chinese newspaper 
reporting on tiny / microscopic plant that is now in bloom in several 
locations around the world.  The pictures looked to me like moss 
capsules, but the translation was "flowers".  Supposedly Buddhist legend 
reports that these flowers appear once every 3000 years and bring good 
luck.  The article was in Chinese and did not appear to include a Latin 

Does anyone know what this plant is??


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