A "Sheep-Eating" Plant Just Bloomed for the First Time in the UK

VERY worthy candidate for the so-ridiculously-horrifying-it’s-hilarious category.

The plant, called the Puya chilensis, is covered with razor-sharp spines and has a 10-foot tall flower spike. It’s been growing in the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley for 15 years now.

But about the sheep-eating. From theĀ BBC:

In the Andes it uses its sharp spines to snare and trap sheep and other animals, which slowly starve to death.

The animals then decay at the base of the plant, acting as a fertiliser.

Potential Plants vs. Zombies material, anyone? It already being used, even??

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