The rarest wild flower in the world
October 6, 2001 9:30 PM   Subscribe

The rarest wild flower in the world is the Australian white waratah. Only a single wild specimen is known and its location is kept secret. Commercial versions have been cloned from the lone wild plant, and its cultivation is becoming quite popular.
posted by phatboy (3 comments total)
Sure, it's all "quite popular" until the vicious cloned waratah attacks and kills innocent humans. Then they break out the guns, "clean up," and try to pretend it never existed... I've seen it happen.
posted by whatnotever at 10:15 PM on October 6, 2001

Star Wars III: Waratah Clone Wars
posted by suprfli at 10:25 PM on October 6, 2001

a flower just as rare at the local rain forest just went extinct. oops, another just died, and another, and another, oops, oops...
it's be nice if all flowers had legends that people of european descent learned about and went after for kicks.
damn, i sound so bitter, i didn't mean for it to be so. go waratahs.
posted by elle at 2:08 AM on October 7, 2001

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