TOP 10 most unusual plants in the world

May 18, 20212540

Nature is still a dreamer. He is able to create such amazing plants, the appearance and methods of survival of which can simply take away the gift of speech. This collection contains the top 10 most unusual plants in the world that have successfully adapted to life on our planet.


10. Chinese mouse

Fear and admiration, genius and madness, beauty and ugliness … And what emotions does this not most disagreeable plant evoke in you? It looks like the heads of bats hanging from top to bottom. Some will say – a real work of art! Others will experience boundless disgust. But when the flowers bloom, the resemblance to bloodsuckers immediately disappears. The surprises do not end there, because now the plant “releases” long space tentacles, which, it would seem, are trying to grab everything that falls into their field of vision. The length of the shoots is about 40 centimeters! By the way, they eat the flower. The dried leaves are added to the curry, and the roots are dried and ground into flour.

9. Bloody tooth

This carnivorous mushroom got its name from its not the prettiest species. In fact, the representative of the flora is called “hydnellum pitch”. It smells like strawberries, but you can’t eat it! The bloody tooth is considered not only an unusual plant, but also one of the most poisonous mushrooms on the entire planet. Some associate the mushroom with berries in sour cream or cream. Perhaps that is why insects are so interested in the plant, without even realizing that they will become a “dinner” for him. Outwardly, the bloody tooth resembles a white pillow with blistery blotches of red.

8. Nepentes Attenborough

The original woody plant is carnivorous. It was discovered in New Guinea not so long ago – in 2000, but is already under threat of extinction. In nepentes, the trap looks like a water lily, the volume of which can reach one and a half liters! The food for this plant is insects and small rodents that fall into the bait from the deliciously smelling (for other animals) juice. In fact – the smell is just disgusting!

7. Dewdrop

Many people know about this plant. Rosyanka is another predator that is included in the rating of the most unusual representatives of the flora. The carnivorous plant is able to secrete a little viscous mucus from the bright capitate glands, with the help of which it catches trapped insects. They arrive at the “tasty” smell, land on the bait and never fly away again … A sundew’s meal can last a long time. The relative of this plant is the Venus flytrap. She also catches insects, but her “bait” is capable of slamming after catching “lunch”. As soon as the food is digested, the trap disappears, a new “head” begins to grow in its place.

6. African Hydnora

But the hydnora is completely a parasite. It grows in desert Africa, where it sticks to the rhizomes of other plants and feeds on them. Hydnora flowers are capable of depleting the odor that is unpleasant to humans, which attracts pollinating insects. It is interesting that the plant appears only during the period of heavy rains – the rest of the time it sits underground.

5. Ash

A perennial herb with this name should not be touched. Moreover, it is better not even to smell it! A day after contact with this representative of the flora, extensive burns and blisters appear. The lesions are so severe that they do not heal completely. A person who touches an ash tree leaves scars and dark spots.

4. Jericho rose

A small annual grows in the deserts of North America. Interestingly, he can be without water for several years. As soon as the amount of precipitation decreases, the plant enters “sleep mode”, dries up and waits for the rains to fall again. With the appearance of moisture, the Jericho rose comes to life, as if by magic.

3. Devil’s claw

The home of this plant, one of the three most amazing, is considered to be South and South-West Africa. The devil’s claw has thorns that passing animals and people cling to. The second name of the plant is harpagophytum. This representative of the flora is used in the treatment of joints. African tribes widely use the devil’s claw in folk medicine. Harpagophytum treats diseases of the liver, stomach, gallbladder and kidneys, cleanses the blood and helps get rid of ulcers. Boils and skin irritations are another profile of this plant.

2. Doll eyes

Black raven is the official name of this frightening plant, which came in second in the top of the most unique. Popularly nicknamed him “doll eyes” due to the fact that the flower is similar to the white and pupil of the eye. The blood-red branches add an even more fearsome look. The raven is poisonous. Its toxicity persists even after drying. It is very dangerous to get the juice of the puppet’s eyes on the mucous membranes.

1. Flower of laughter

This plant is distributed from the Caspian Sea to China. The official name is Indian dope. This representative of the flora received this name due to the fact that the use of several seeds causes uncontrolled and unreasonable laughter. The flower provides a good mood for about half an hour, after which the person involuntarily falls asleep. Datura is used by the Arabians to relieve toothache. The flower of laughter ranks first in the ranking of the most unusual plants in the world!

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