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There Are Mutant Flowers At The Site Of Fukushima Nuclear Plant


We don’t have superheroes but The Happening might be, err, happening.

There are daisies taking a curious form at the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, four years after the 2011 tsunami.

Twitter user @San_kaido shared the picture writing:  "The right one grew up, split into two stems to have twp flowers connected each other, having four stems of flower tied belt-like. The left one has four stems grew up to be tied to each other and it had the ring-shaped flower. The atmospheric dose is 0.5 μSv/h at 1m above the ground."

But according to gardening experts, the abnormal growths aren’t as unusual as you’d think. It’s down to a hormone imbalance (best not tell the vegans that plants have feelings too) called fasciation or cresting. While it’s still rare, it means that parts of the plant increase in weight and volume.

So we won’t be seeing Hulk horticulture anytime soon but this is already better than M.Night Shyamalan’s idea of plants vs humans.

If we were to film our own version, here are five freaky plants we’d cast.

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