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Why would someone steal the world’s rarest water lily?

37 mins | Jun 21, 2020

What happens when a plant obsession turns criminal? Believe it or not, a whole lot. This fascinating story by Sam Knight, originally published in the Guardian in 2014, has it all: mystery, deception, crime, suspense, action and plants, lots of plants. An endangered plant species was taken from Kew Gardens in London – only a few years after scientists saved it from extinction. Why?

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From The Guardian