The Weirdest Friggin' Carrot You'll Ever See

The magnificent Azorella compacta may look odd as hell, but this matter Seussian "rug" form is actually quite common among Alpine plants - plants from very high elevations or very high latitudes. It is the result of natural selection in high, dry environments and can be found among many unrelated species in various plant families such as Thylacospermim caespitosum (Caryophyllaceae) & Donatia novae-zealandiae (Stylidiaceae) from Tasmania.

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