Halloween is only a few days away, we are sure you have your costumes ready, your homes decorated and plenty of candy ready to hand out to the eager trick or treaters, as Halloween falls on a Monday this year perhaps you have plans to go out this weekend in celebration! To get you into the holiday spirit we thought we would introduce you to 5 of the scariest plants that have been discovered on our ever intriguing planet earth. Did you know that there are plants that eat meat
, or that smell like rotten flesh or that look like eyeballs? This post is not for the faint of heart, but if you want to find out about the scariest plants then this is the post for you, so keep reading!
Which are the scariest plants?
Doll’s eye or its scientific name Actaea Pachypoda, is a plant native to northeast America, as you can see it’s name comes from it berries, which very clearly resemble eyeballs. This fruit is however, highly poisonous! So if you do see this plant admire it’s creepy look but be sure not to touch or eat the berries.
Corpse flower, with the scientific name Amorphophallus Titanum is a member of the group of flowers called carrion flowers, or corpse flowers, because they smell like rotting flesh. this is so that they can attract pollinators such as beetles and flies. This plant can be up to 10 feet tall, at times it is referred to as the worlds tallest flower, while it is tall it is not one flower but comprises of thousands of smaller flowers.
The Venus Flytrap or Dionaea Muscipula, is no doubt the most famous of creepy, freaky plants. It is known as the predator of the plant world as it is a carnivore, and it appears to have a mouth, which is two leaves with trigger hairs that sense when there is prey between the leaves, it then closes its leaves on the prey and it’s toothlike cilia keep the prey from escaping. The venus flytrap can also sense the difference between a live being and a leaf or a rain drop for example, so it knows when to attack!