In our world, there are a lot of species of plants. Some of these plants are beautiful flowers; that have a beautiful smell, some have a strange shape and others have a pleasant or a bad smell. There are also species that are used for medical treatment. Here in this list, you will see the top 10 of the most amazing and the strangest flowers in the world.
10 White Baneberry
This plant is a native plant in North American forests. It is called also the doll’s eye because of the strange shape of its fruits. It has attractive red thick stems. These plants are very poisonous;as few 5 or 6 of them can make you seriously ill or it can make you die. So, you must be careful even if it is a plant.
9 Baseball Plant
This plant is a native one in South Africa. It has the shape of a baseball and it has a long taproot that makes it adapted to hot and arid climates. This plant is toxic and it can make skin problems. This plant was very rare because of its popularity but now, it is widely grown and easy to find in many garden centers.
8 Hydnellum Peckii
It is a special type of fungi “the bleeding tooth fungus” that produces blood or juice. You can find it only in North America. This plant has an unpleasant odor. The red juice has good taste. It is available in pink or orange colors. If you are in a dark forest, it will make you feel as if something is watching you as it has big red spots that resemble the eyes.
7 Welwitschia Mirabilis
There is really nothing like it as it can only be found in the desert of Namibia. It is a very old plant; as the estimated lifespan of this strange plant is 500 to 1500 years. These plants are leathery, broad, strap-shaped and they lie on the ground. It is divided into male and female.
It can be called “flowering stones” or “living stones”; as it resembles small stones in their natural surroundings. This plant can be found only in South Africa. Its leaves are brown or grey. It can be found in white, grey, pink or purple colors, and it can live for more than 50 years. The most amazing about this plant is that it has no stem; as the taproot joins the base of the leaves.
5 Mimosa Pudica
It can be called “the shy plant” or “the sensitive plant” as you can feel the reaction of this plant so, you can say the most strange about the leaves is that fold up by touch. It has a long life span, and it has many traditional medicinal uses; as it can be used as a medicine for toxic injuries to humans and animals.
4 Corpse Flower
You will find this flower in a greenhouse at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It is called titan arum and it is the largest flowering plant in the world. It has an average height of 8.2 feet from the ground. Corpse flowers only remain open for 24 to 48 hours before they wither away. This flower decomposes animals by its smell. It is the largest and the smelliest flower in the world.
3 Rafflesia Arnoldii
This flower is the biggest individual flower in the world of plants. It is found only in the forests of Sumatra. It grows up to three feet, and it has also an unpleasant smell. This flower has no roots or leaves it can be found only in the woody stems of its host. This flower is used in traditional medicine; so it is a very useful to plant.
2 Venus Flytrap
You can describe this plant as a trap for insects; this plant consumes small insects and animals as food. It can be found in the east part of Carolina. It has special lobes to trap the prey animals. The leaves of Venus’ Flytrap open wide and on them are short, so when an insect comes closer to it can easily catch it.
1 Pitcher Plant
It is a carnivorous plant that can be found in South East Asia. This plant is a very beautiful one and easy to grow. It has an attractive deep color, an attractive smell and awesome leaves that can catch thousands of nasty insects such as ants, flies, and wasps. It can also consume big animals such as rats, not only small insects and animals.
Hence, our world is full of unique creatures that have a strange shape.