Nature can be very strange and sometimes its creatures can be incredible. Here are 4 of the world’s most unusual plants. Don’t give any of these to your Valentine…
1. Dracunculus Vulgaris
The Dracunculus Vulgaris smells like rotting flesh and has a burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black appendage.
2. Rafflesia Arnoldii
This parasitic plant develops the world’s largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager’s acne-ridden skin. It smells bad and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots.
2. Hydnora Africana
An unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of South Africa. The putrid-smelling blossom attracts herds of carrion beetles.
Amorphophallus means, literally, ‘shapeless p*nis.’ The name comes from the shape of the erect black spadix.