6 Strange & Scary Plants (Slideshow)


It’s amazing what strange, scary & weird plants Mother Nature has under her belt. Click through for six of the most interesting examples!

1. Doll’s Eye

This plant, native to Eastern North America, gets its name from its unusual berries; in the summer, the white berries with small black dots in the middle look unnervingly like doll’s eyes. Foragers beware, though, these plants are highly poisonous!

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2. Bleeding Tooth Fungus

This fungus, found all across the world, actually “bleeds” bright red juices when it’s young. The Bleeding Tooth Fungus’ creepiness may be relative, though, because it’s also described as a “danish pastry with strawberry jam.”

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3. Voodoo Lily

A native of the Balkans, the Voodoo Lily gives off a smell that is most akin to a carcass to attract flies. Yes, that’s right, the Voodoo Lily smells like rotting flesh. Ew!

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4. Chinese Fleeceflower

OK, from the looks of this, it doesn’t looks so weird, strange or scary. What is really weird about it, though, is what Chinese herbalists claims its roots naturally look like. Click here to find out (I promise it’s worth it!)

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See Also: 10 of the Worldís Strangest Fruits

5. Corpse Flower

Another plant that smells like rotting flesh — this one, though, can grow up to 10 feet tall!

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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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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago


Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Weird plants.Thanks for sharing

Lynne B.
Lynne B5 years ago

Yep some strange ones there.

Rhi√ā¬≠an O'Malley
Rhian O'Malley5 years ago


katarzyna phillips

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!

Melania Padilla
Melania P5 years ago

Love them! Thanks for posting

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley5 years ago

Love the Corpse Flower--but no, I wouldn't want it in my yard either--phew!!!

Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago


Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

Unusual and weird. Wish they grew here!

Anastasia J.
Anastasia J5 years ago

Okay, I'm digging up a clump of my chinese fleece flower and checking out those roots...