seriously unusual plants.
rafflesia arnoldii: this parasitic plant develops the world's largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager's acne-ridden skin. it smells bad and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. the plant has no leaves, stems, or roots.
Hydnora africana: an unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of south africa.
Dracunculus vulgaris: smells like rotting flesh, and has a burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black appendage.
amorphophallus: means, literally, "shapeless male genetalia." the name comes from the shape of the protruding black spadix.
how very, very interesting.