Odd Plant Species Pops Up at the Denver Botanical Gardens Last Week

By  //  April 4, 2016

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April Fools Prank A Big Hit on Facebook

A plant species eerily similar to the Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors” popped up Friday at the Denver Botanical Gardens. (Denver Botanical Gardens Image)

The Denver Botanical Gardens had some April Fools floral fun on Friday when it posted the above photo on its website and Facebook page.

“We just noticed a strange-looking specimen in the Tropical Conservatory,” the Facebook post stated. “We never experienced an overnight pop-up a of new species before. So weird!

“Anyone have an idea of what this plant might be? We are perplexed.”

One comment may have nailed it: “Looks like a rare Audrey II to me. Make sure you keep it fed.”

Of course, the faux plant is a replica from the stage and screen productions of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

The gardens’ Facebook post received more than 2.6 million likes.