5 Terrifying Plants That Will Make You Afraid to Set Foot in Your Own Garden (PHOTOS)

bleeding tooth fungusI'm not much of a plant person. I love how they look and hate artificial ones, so I attempt to keep a couple alive in my home, but beyond that, it's all up to our yard care service.

While I love the thought of tending to rose bushes and grooming a garden, the fact is I think it would be mind-numbingly boring. I mean plants are pretty, but they're not all that entertaining ... or so I thought. Then I read about one that actually eats sheep and, upon further digging, found there are a host of truly freaky plants growing among us. Plants that I don't necessarily want to grow myself, but they do up their species' excitement credibility. Here are five of the freakiest plants you've ever seen.

What's the freakiest plant you've ever seen?


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Dzyre... Dzyre1115

We have a Venus Fly Trap.....

Ehzot... Ehzoterik

None of these are terrifying.

deadl... deadlights86

What about the plants that eat rats whole? That sheep eating plant doesn't look capable of eating a sheep.

Mrs.A... Mrs.AdamSarah

Most 'flesh' eating plants actually use a type of acid that breaks it's food down. Much like the venus fly trap, although you don't see the acidic fluids its like a human stomach. None of these are particularly terrifying in the least, there are many plants (much like holly berries can make you sick because they are poisonous) that are poisonous and make us sick yet people are still dumb enough to try and eat them. It's a good idea when keeping plants to know what plants are poisonous to both people and animals.


I am gonna look into the buddah's hand fruit plant though, that looks awesome.

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