7 Horrifying Plants that will Add a Chill to Your Halloween
In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most horrifying plants that lurk in nature.
WARNING: the following post contains images of some seriously creepy plants.
1. Bleeding Tooth Fungus
The young fruit bodies of the Hydnellum peckii are known to “bleed” a bright red, blood-like fluid.
2. Doll’s Eye
This highly poisonous plant gets its name from its berries, which resemble eyeballs.
3. Red Devil’s Claw
As the fruit of the Proboscidea parviflora dries up, the land tail of the seed pod cracks up and splits into two halves that resemble claws.
4. Brain Cactus
Mammillaria elongata cristata
This particular species features a number of wavy ribs which give off the appearance of the human brain.
5. Corpse Flower
The odor emitted by this large flower smells like that of rotting flesh thus dubbing it the “corpse flower.”
6. Chinese Black Batflower
The Tacca chantrieri received its name from its flowers which are somewhat bat-like in shape.
7. Dragon’s Blood Tree
The Dragon’s Blood Tree is named for its sap. Its crimson color bears a close resemblance to blood.
Did we miss your favorite blood-chilling plant? Add to the fright by posting in the comments below.
Bleeding Tooth Fungus By Bernypisa – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4835805
Doll’s Eye By Robert E. Wright – uploaded from en wiki, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2181748
Red Devil’s Claw By JerryFriedman – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5310888
Brain Cactus by VW Campervan-Aldridge – http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com/
Corpse Flower By Credits: US Botanic Garden. – http://www.usbg.gov/your-visit/Titan-Day-1.cfmhttp://www.usbg.gov/images/july23at745am_lg.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3107340
Chinese Black Batflowers By Meneerke bloem – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8760858
Dragon’s Blood Tree By Boris Khvostichenko(User:Boriskhv) – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7175533