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8 Extremely Weird Plants

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8 Extremely Weird Plants

By Midori Nakamura, DivineCaroline

Weird is relative. What seems weird to me might not seem weird to you. In the plant kingdom, however, there are definitely some species that most people would acknowledge are highly unusual.

1. Rafflesia arnoldii: this parasitic plant develops the world’s largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a vibrant red-pink, with bumpy white spots. It has an offensive odor and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots.

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8:28PM PDT on Oct 18, 2014

Fascinating and intriguing, some of these plants would be very interesting to have around, so colourful and unusual.

8:12PM PDT on Mar 14, 2014


5:01AM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Still a lot to learn

10:03AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:44PM PST on Dec 17, 2013


6:14AM PST on Nov 29, 2013

8 pages? Can't believe I spent the time to read this. Guess I now know what not to get when I go to the nursery.

10:48PM PST on Nov 27, 2013

Shapeless male genitalia? No comment

7:01AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Thank you

7:12AM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

thanks. amazing to see.

11:47PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thank you for interesting info.

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