Monday, July 31, 2006

Summer Grass Winter Worm

Summer Grass Winter Worm - Treehouse Cityguide: "'Worm grass' is not really a plant. Known by Tibetans as 'summer-grass winter-worm', it forms when a parasitic fungus hijacks and devours the bodies of ghost moth larvae that have burrowed into the alpine soil for up to five years. It then steers their bodies to the surface so it can spread its spores."

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