Welwitschia mirabilis grows in the Namib desert, sprawling along the ground. A ragged looking thing which is quietly amazing.

This is a tough plant. It can survive 5 years without water, and can live for over 2000 years. Impressive, considering it's nothing more than a woody stem, a shallow root system, and just two continuously growing leaves which split and fray with age.

It's also a traditional food source for local peoples. The Herero people in Namibia call it Onyanga โ€“ the desert onion.

@InvaderXan Am I right in thinking this is one of the plants Poison Ivy is shown having a conversation with in Cycles of Life and Death?

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