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6 Strange & Scary Plants (Slideshow)

6. Devil’s Claw

The seed pod of the devil’s claw, native to Arizona,  looks suspiciously like a spooky spider. Its spider-esque appearance is actually the way the Devil’s Claw spreads its speeds — it hooks onto the feet of animals, they crush it, and voila — more strange Devil’s Claws populating the desert!

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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


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


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


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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