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Updated by Paola Benitez on May 06, 2017
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10 of the Strangest Plants Species

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Selaginella Lepidophylla

Selaginella Lepidophylla

Selaginella Lepidophylla
It's also known as the Rosa of Jericho is known for is ability to survive almost complete desiccation. In dry weather it's stems curl into a tight ball and unroll when scooped to moisture.

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Mimosa Púdica

Mimosa Púdica

Mimosa Púdica
The compoud leaves fold inward and droop when touched it shaken and that's why it's known and the Sensitve Plant

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Welwitschia Mirabilis

Welwitschia Mirabilis

Welwitschia Mirabilis
The plant is really weird looking it only has two leaves and sturdy stem with roots the stem thickens rather than gains in height and can grow to almost 2 meters high and 8 meters wide. The lifespans is 400 to 1500 and if I doesn't rain for 5 years it will survive

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Dionaea Muscipula

Dionaea Muscipula

Dionaea Muscipula
The plant has two hinged leaves and they are covered in ultra sensitive fine hairs that can tell the presence of everything. If you trigger the hairs it will shut in less than a second.

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Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii
This plant is one of the biggest flowers in the world it gets to 3 feet across and weighs 15-24 pounds. When the flower blooms it smells pretty bad like rotting meat.

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Desmodium Gyrans

Desmodium Gyrans

Desmodium Gyrans
This can be known as the dancing grass or Telegraph Plant. This plant is easy to grow and it actually dances.

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Euphorbia Obesa

Euphorbia Obesa

Euphorbia Obesa
The plant can be known as the Baseball Plant and what's just weird about this plant it just the way it looks.

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Amorphophallus Titanuma

Amorphophallus Titanuma

Amorphophallus Titanuma
This plant is really tall and it stinks of putrefying roadkill. It has the biggest inflorescence.

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Dracaena Cinnabari

Dracaena Cinnabari

Dracaena Cinnabari

It's one of the most striking of the Socotras plants it's like a umbrella shaped tree the tree has red sap that's why It's also known as the Dragon Blood Tree.

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Baobab

Baobab

Baobab
It's also known as the bottle tree because it looks like a bottle but the tree stores around 300 liters of water that's why they often live over 500 years.