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2005-05-11 18:17:24

PARIS (AFP) -- A tiny Canadian shrub is the quickest-moving thing in the plant world, using a catapult mechanism to eject its pollen at a speed hundreds of times faster than a launched rocket, scientists have found. The plant, bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis), grows in thick carpets in the vast swampy, spruce-fir forests of the North American taiga. Growing to a height of only 20 centimetres (eight inches), the bunchberry needs the explosive push to get its pollen into the forest...

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