Normally, plants become poisoned by high levels of nickel; however, researchers recently discovered a plant in the Philippines that, unlike all the others, thrives on metal.  These plants, called rinorea niccolifera, can hold metal up to 18,000 parts per million in their leaves which is 1,000 times more than any other plant.  This unique ability is called nickel hyperaccumulation.  Scientists say that their is a possibility in the future that these plants could extract nickel from industrial polluted areas.

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