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6 Strange & Scary Plants (Slideshow)

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2. Bleeding Tooth Fungus

This fungus, found all across the world, actually “bleeds” bright red juices when it’s young. The Bleeding Tooth Fungus’ creepiness may be relative, though, because it’s also described as a “danish pastry with strawberry jam.”

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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5:54AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Thanks

4:16AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Weird plants.Thanks for sharing

8:12PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Yep some strange ones there.

4:29AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

cool

10:52AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

check out lords-and-ladies, similar to the voodoo/corpse but another interesting tale with it. as for the chinese one, i'll believe it when it's been pulled out in front of me!

10:09AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Love them! Thanks for posting

8:46AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Love the Corpse Flower--but no, I wouldn't want it in my yard either--phew!!!

9:46PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

nice

12:30AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Unusual and weird. Wish they grew here!

5:48PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Okay, I'm digging up a clump of my chinese fleece flower and checking out those roots...

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