Plant that has lain dormant for almost 60 years grows 15 feet in a few weeks (19 images)

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It has lain dormant for almost 60 years with experts unable to identify it. And until two months ago, the mystery plant at Cambridge University Botanic Garden stood barely more than a foot tall and was set to be removed because it was so uninteresting.

But to the amazement of staff and visitors alike in the last few weeks it has rocketed up to 15 feet and is now threatening to break through the roof of the glasshouse where it was first recorded in 1962. The 'asparagus on...
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