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10 of the World’s Stinkiest Flowers (Slideshow)

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2. Gingko tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Gingko doesn’t technically have flowers; instead, its reproductive parts are pollen cones (male) or ovules (female). The smell of the ovules, when fallen, can be poetically described as smelling like rancid butter, vomit, or rotten eggs. Yum!

Photo Credit: Ginkgob (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Molly Allison-Baker

Molly is a nature and travel enthusiast who is passionate about endangered languages, natural history, and women's and LGBT issues. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and hanging out with her three cats.

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5:37PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

amazing and intresting

2:48PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Great,,,,,Please send a bunch everyday to the Irish Government for as long as they are in power,,,,,Thanks..

2:22AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Amazing :)

4:30PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

that is pretty

4:01PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

interesting...TY

8:54PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Plants will use aroma to attract pollinators. A sweet scent to attract insects, mammals -- both terrestrial and flying, -- and birds. They will also use scent to attract insects with bad smells, the smell of rotten meat for flies. The flies will go these flowers, and collect the pollen, just like other animals. To disperse it onto other flowers. Need some flies to pollinate your Rafflesia?

8:19PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

interesting!

12:04PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

thx

2:58AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Thanks.

2:21AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

And they're all so pretty!

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