The World’s most unusual plants

1. 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.

Image: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/rafflesia-arnoldii-the-largest-flower-on-earth.html

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.

Image: https://www.jardiland.pt/diversos/a-hydnora-africana-uma-planta-excepcional-que-cresce-debaixo-da-terra/

3. Dracunculus vulgaris: smells like rotting flesh, and has a
burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black
appendage.

Image: https://order.eurobulb.nl/other-summer-flowering-bulbs-a-l/10255-dracunculus-vulgaris-10255.html

4. Amorphophallus: means, literally, “shapeless penis.” The name comes
from the shape of the erect black spadix.

Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Amorphophallus_titanum_%28corpse_flower%29_-_2.jpg

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