Priceless plant stolen in London
January 15 , 2014
Thieves in London have stolen a priceless and one of the rarest plants in the world from the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The Nymphaea thermarum also happens to be the smallest water lily in the world and the Guardian noted that the thieves were probably aware of what they were taking.
Propagated versions of this plant exist only in London and Bonn, Germany. There does exist a black market and which ever rich collector ends up with the lily definitely has some studying to do: It only grows in mud and under precise temperature.