Three Strange Plants

 

Rafflesia (Corpse Flower)rafflesia

The rafflesia flower is the world’s largest flower. It can weigh up to eleven kilograms. The plant is very rare and is nearly extinct. (Source)

The rafflesia flower is also one of the worst smelling flowers in the world. It has been nicknamed ‘the corpse flower’ because of its distinct, corpse-like smell. (Source)

The flower has no roots, leaves, or stalks. Instead, it lives like a parasite, relying on vines for its survival.

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Baobab Tree (Bottle Tree)

The Baobab tree is a species over 200 million years old. They are found in 32 different African countries. These trees are often called bottle trees because they can hold up to 300 litres of water. (Source) (Source)

The tree can live up to 5,000 years, and they can reach heights of 50 metres.

White Baneberry (Doll’s Eyes)Baneberry.jpg

White Baneberries are nicknamed doll’s eyes because of their strange appearance. The berries are extremely poisonous. Eating as little as six of them could lead to extreme illness, or even death. They are very common. (Source) (Source)

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