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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.

See Also: 8 of the World’s Rarest Mammals (Slideshow)

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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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5:51AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

TY

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?

1:31PM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

interesting

2:37PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

its a shame that people being selfish and greedy has caused so many plants and animals driven to or nearly to extintion. we still have time to save these organisms but we are too blind and arrogant at this point to try and change

12:50PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Where does the Jeruslem plant that looks like dried rope for years but then re grows after only a few days of watering come from?? Anyone know??

7:47AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Thanks!

10:37PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Madagascar's protected land will triple in size, and protectiong many species -- what wonderful and good news!

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