Azurite and Malachite; Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
ARTWORK BY Brandon Liao
The artist just turned 21 years old are you kidding me.
"Pudica" is the Latin word for "shy" or "bashful," which is an apt description of the sensitive "Touch-Me-Not." Native to South and Central America, this shade-lover often grows as a weed under trees and shrubs. It is popular among collectors as a specimen plant worldwide, because of its unique sensitivity to touch.
The foliage retracts when touched to prevent consumption by herbivores, and it also exhibits nyctinastic movement, meaning its circadian rhythms affect its leafs to close at night, and re-open during the day.
This trait is present in many other members of the legume family as well.
You can buy seeds for this plant and grow it yourself:
Great Windmill butterfly, Atrophaneura dasarada, found in Asia. In some regions, is known as the Butterfly of Death.
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (2001) Directed by Shinichirō Watanabe
hand-painted backgrounds from the kill la kill making of documentary
Kanto Illustrations #074 - 094 - Created by Piper Thibodeau
Piper continues to re-imagine the complete Pokedex, and this is the next installment! As usual, Piper’s take on each Pokemon continues to be really fun and creative, and we just can’t get enough. Make sure you follow along on Tumblr or Twitter for all the latest updates.
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