CREEPIEST Plants in the World
- Published on Aug 12, 2019
- We live in a world where plants can catch and consume insects, and others can trigger a debilitating pain that lasts for years from the slightest of touches. A world with plants that smell of rotting meat and others that secrete thick, red liquid reminiscent of blood. It’s a strange place we live in, and these are just a couple of the odd living things in it. This is Weirdest Plants in the World!
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These plants truly are beautiful and go by all kinds of names, such as blue rocket, devil’s helmet, aconite, queen of poisons, leopard’s bane, women’s bane, mousebane, and wolfsbane. Now, some of those names should clue you into the nature of this plant. They typically grow naturally in mountain meadows in the northern hemisphere and can come in all kinds of colors, like yellow, pink, white, purple, or blue. The name monkshood comes from the shape of the flower’s petals, as they look like the robes and hood of a monk. The name wolfsbane (and all of those other banes for that matter) comes from the use of the poison of the plant on baits or on the tips of arrows to hunt wolves. Symptoms of poisoning by wolfsbane can come on almost immediately, and large doses can take out a full-grown human within minutes. First, a person will get nauseous, diarrhea, and vomiting, which could turn into heart and respiratory center failure or ventricular arrhythmia. Scary stuff!
4. Guarana Plant
We’ll bet that you didn’t know what guarana looked like before this, did you? This plant loves to climb and comes from the Amazon Basin and is extra abundant in Brazil. This is the same thing you see labeled on some of your soda cans, but especially your energy drinks, as guarana seed works as a stimulant. When you think about a coffee seed, what do you think about? Caffeine? Well, a guarana seed contains roughly twice as much caffeine as a coffee seed! The excess caffeine is a sort of defense mechanism that helps to keep herbivores from eating up all of the plant’s seeds and berries. The fruit itself ranges in color from brown to red, and when they split open, their partially white ariled black seeds show through, and it’s quite a sight. Imagine seeing these peering at you through the trees in the forest? Too creepy.
3. Devil’s Tooth
This plant also goes by many other names, such as the red-juice tooth, strawberries and cream, and bleeding tooth fungus. Now, if none of those names were enough to creep you out a little bit, you are safe to proceed onward. For some time, these were only found in Europe and North America, although in 2008 they were found in Iran, and in 2010, someone found them in Korea. It’s fungi, and, as if that weren’t enough, it produces spores on the surface of the plant-spores that contain sporocarps, or “fruit bodies”-which discharge a thick, bright red fluid when they get wet. Do you want to hear something kind of disgusting? People have obviously tried eating them, as we know that they are edible. We also know that the bright red fluid has an extremely bitter taste. Gross. This is one of the weirder plants we’ve seen; how about you? Let us know what you think about this odd-looking fungus in the comments below!
2. Pitcher Plant
Now, these plants may not pose much of a threat to humans, but for many bugs, these things are a nightmare, kind of like that devilish Venus flytrap! There are many different kinds of pitcher plants, which generally fall into the Sarraceniaceae and Nepenthaceae families, although similar prey-catching traps appear in some members of the Bromeliaceae and Cephalotaceae families. They are little death wells that almost resemble tobacco pipes, but they’re filled with digestive liquid that first drowns the plant’s unfortunate victims and then slowly digests them. On some plants, various visual stimuli attract bugs and other small foraging creatures, and it’s also said to have an attractive scent, which helps lure dinner as well. The rim of the pitcher is slippery, so when the bugs go to investigate, they fall right in, and it’s mission accomplished for the pitcher plant.