Feb. 25, 2012 - The worlds tallest flower It stand as tall as a two story house. It has a long spike of flowers with more than 8,000 individual blooms and it is found in a few isolated parts of the remote high Andes. The plant is named Puya Raimondii, commonly referred to as ''Puya''. Dung the 1800's a botanist named Raimondii discovered this unique plant and since then only a dozen other known locations have been found. The ''Puya'' is found on mountainsides usually above 12,000 feet and at such an altitude the only other vegetation is a course grass and a few low shrubs

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Feb. 25, 2012 - The worlds tallest flower It stand as tall as a two story house. It has a long spike of flowers with more than 8,000 individual blooms and it is found in a few isolated parts of the remote high Andes. The plant is named Puya Raimondii, commonly referred to as ''Puya''. Dung the 1800's a botanist named Raimondii discovered this unique plant and since then only a dozen other known locations have been found. The ''Puya'' is found on mountainsides usually above 12,000 feet and at such an altitude the only other vegetation is a course grass and a few low shrubs

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