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8 Beautiful Endangered Plants (Slideshow)

 

8. Welwitschia

These odd plants are native to the Namib desert in Africa, and appear on Namibia’s national coat of arms. Some welwitschia are thought to be up to 2,000 years old! There are a fair number of plants in the wild, but they grow so slowly they are considered endangered.

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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

Thanks.

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

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?

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