Reminder: Monsters Are Real

@Cat_Whitney: "I'm going to do a thread of my favorite spooky plants!"


Don't miss the descriptions! But let me particularly draw your attention to:

Clathrus archeri: The Octopus Stinkhorn or Devil's Fingers. It bursts from a white "eggsack" before splitting & stinks like rotting flesh.


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3 Responses:

  1. Not Frank says:

    Pedantically, I think they now consider fungi closer to us than to plants.

  2. Orobanche is a genus of parasitic plants that I'm somewhat interested in. They don't look particularly monstrous or even interesting. The monster was whoever gave them the common name: broomrape.

    Every time I'm on the ground looking at a cute little cluster of these guys, an old lady comes along and asks what they are called.

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