'star Wars’ Evil Villain Returns To Our Galaxy In Kyoto Greenhouse

'Star Wars’ evil villain returns to our galaxy in Kyoto greenhouseIn a greenhouse here not so far away, flowers that give off the menacing appearance of Darth Vader from "Star Wars" are glowering at visitors with what appear to be round, stark white eyes under a helmet.

The Aristolochia salvadorensis, which are native to Central America, are currently in bloom at a viewing greenhouse of Kyoto Botanical Gardens here. The plant was obtained from Setsunan University in Osaka Prefecture.

Although the flowers live for only a week or so, the plant still has many buds that will open later, continuing to offer "out-of-this-world views," according to a facility official.