2016-3-1 UPDATE

Gorgon Plant

An ancient native species to Japan

While the gorgon plant blossoms with the onset of autumn, many of its flowers never reach the surface, undergoing self-pollination inside the flower bud in a submerged state. A number of the flower buds break through leaves to blossom above water, but there is still no accepted theory to explain this mysterious double blooming behavior. [6’00″/Subtitles: Japanese, English]