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8 Beautiful Endangered Plants (Slideshow)

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8 Beautiful Endangered Plants (Slideshow)


It’s not just polar bears and tigers that are threatened by endangerment. Indeed, there are a number of fascinating, beautiful, and odd plants that are on the brink of extinction. Click through for some of the planet’s most unique and gorgeous plants.

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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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5:56AM PDT on May 19, 2014

very interesting thank you

7:30PM PDT on May 18, 2014

Thank you

7:12PM PDT on May 18, 2014


6:54PM PDT on May 18, 2014

Noted with thanks Katie. Isn't it too bad that the Corpse Flower has such a terrible odour, as it is beautiful. I also love the Giant Quiver Trees, that can grow over 35 feet, and are favoured for their aloe.

5:39AM PDT on May 18, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:51AM PST on Feb 27, 2013


2:11PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

thank you

7:52PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

the one that smells like decay? I have a few people who truly have earned one lol

7:25AM PDT on May 8, 2012

I believe Rafflesia flowers are native to Malaysia and are largely found in the malaysian forests.

1:10PM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

How come century plants aren't on list?

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