A plant ? a? An extraterrestrial ? Nothing of that. These funny little ones roses belong to the slime mold family. They have for cousin . Slime molds were once classified as fungi because several stages of their life cycle are comparable to fungi (they are born from spores for example), but they are now placed in the same group as the , because they are able to move like them.
Indeed, this group of ”Can move! Very slowly, at the height of a centimeter per hour, but still. They move to hunt , from , from . Unsurprisingly, they proliferate in places rich in their favorite prey: moist decaying plants. THE’ Physarum polycephalum, studied by , can meet in Vosges for example. The one here was photographed by an expert on this strange life form in Tasmania.