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Candy going green?

You know that old-fashioned ribbon candy you sometimes find at Christmas?

Turns out it’s not inspired by ribbons at all.

Asplenium NidusIt’s the spitting image of the bird’s nest fern (left).

I’m not a big plant-and-flowers kinda gal, but I think this one is a beauty.

And much like candy — which attaches itself to your hips and thighs upon ingestion — the bird’s nest fern attaches itself and grows upon another plant or a building.

How ironical.