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Nature's Nightmares: 3 Creepy Plants

2/28/2011 10:18:36 AM

Tags: Katie Priebe, Bizarre Plants, Nature's Nightmares, Devil's Claw, Doll's Eye, Buddha's Hand

K.PriebePoisonous spiders, rattlesnakes and sharks will probably send a chill throughout your body and most likely you will be very frightened for you life. Have you ever thought about creepy plants that grow? Nature’s nightmares go beyond spiders, snakes and sharks.

Cracked.com recently put together a list of 10 creepy plants that shouldn't exist. Here are a few of my favorites! 

Doll’s Eye: This plant literally looks like dolls’ eyes and it’s not pleasant looking. Also referred to as “white baneberry,” this plant is highly poisonous.

Doll's Eye plant
Be wary of doll's eye. It is extremely poisonous.
Photo by DianeCordell/Courtesy of Flickr
 

Devil’s Claw: This plant (Proboscidea parviflora) looks like small thistle burs that get stuck on your clothes as you walk through a field, but don’t be mistaken. Its natural defense causes it to attach itself to the feet of passerbys. Devil's claw is large and grows in Arizona. Read more about another odd-looking plant by the name of devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), which grows wild in Africa, and learn how it combats joint pain. 

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Devil's claw plant is large and can be painful when touched.
Photo by Seany/Courtesy of Flickr
 

Buddha’s Hand: This is citrus fruit is popular in China and Japan for its strong fragrance. However, it’s not the best kind of fruit because it is all zest and no pulp. Read more about growing citrus indoors.

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Buddha's hand is very odd looking. I wouldn't want this in my garden!
Photo by 24th Century/Courtesy of
Flickr 

What do you think about these bizarre plants? Have you ever seen them before? Let me know your thoughts!



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