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Gunnera sp., new leaves

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 26 April 2009 in Plant & Nature.

This plant is a monster. Grows while you're watching. Needs a lot of moisture and is an eye-catcher for every spacious garden.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ooo the leaves have squirly whirly feelers on the end!!! Amazing colours and detail!!!

26 Apr 2009 7:32am

@Linerberry: These are young leaves, not yet completely unfold. When this plant is grown out, it resemblems a rhubarb on steroids. :)

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A monster, it's huge, where can I buy it...?

26 Apr 2009 1:49pm

@observing: I've never seen it in the nurseries, so I don't know. It's not for every garden, as you would need a very humid spot as a garden pond.

jim from sebastopol, United States

cool shot!! gotta watch it though because touching it can cause severe skin problems for some folks!!

26 Apr 2009 2:58pm

@jim: Thanks for the warning - this could indeed affect me!

mangAnto from bandung, Indonesia

Bravo bravo bravo...

26 Apr 2009 4:50pm

@mangAnto: Thanks a lot! :-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Brilliant textures! Spectacular.

26 Apr 2009 5:07pm

@Ana Lúcia: These leaves are really fleshy. :)