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Hooker’s Lips: The world’s most kissable flower

The tropical plant Psychotria Elata aka ‘Hooker’s Lips’ is Latin America’s most kissable flower.

Native to Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama, the flower’s enchanting red bracts mimic that of a woman’s luscious lips.

The plant has evolved its big red shape to pucker up and attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. White flowers emerge from the plant’s smoochy center between December and March.

Sadly, deforestation and climate change are wiping the species of the Earth. People in Central America are also known to exchange the plant during Valentine’s Day — go figure!

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Oxygen in the house: Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to over 2,000 plants

No, this is not an article from The Onion.

To mark Spain’s lifting of lockdown restrictions, Barcelona’s Liceu Opera House reopened for the first time in three months with a performance to 2,292 potted plants.

The three classical musicians performed Puccini’s “Crisantemi” to “reaffirm the value of art, music and nature” after Covid-19 lockdowns.

Even more, the plants will be donated to the city’s healthcare workers.

You love to see it! Watch the full performance below.