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  • sadie

    what about a skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)? they flower in february-april in places where there is snow on the ground at this time. It is able to uncouple energy production from its growth to produce heat to melt the snow around it (up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit), clearing a path for sunlight, so it can continue to grow. it also has an unpleasant smell, hence the name. I've never seen one, though they grow in my area, and I find them fascinating.

  • ABiPolarGuy

    I have an Amorphophallus Titanum but thanks to the smell it’s not as fun as some people might think

    • A BiPolar Guy

      I swear i never said that. I certainly don’t have this plant, in it’s other meaaning it’s not the kind of joke I would make, and i repudiate it utterly.

  • val

    I have a plant that has dark green leaves and a flower that is flat and grey. It looks like a hand with the palm turned up. Does anyone know what it is???

    • Turk

      I can’t remeber, but I personaly would try wrapping it in a thin piece of paper light one end on fire and inhale throught the other end and the answer might come to you!

  • Bad Habit

    You forgot Mimosa Pudica – the sensitive plant that “dies” when you touch it, wilting and drooping.

    Also, there is a type of fritilaria that smells like skunk.

    Another is the Himalayan Dandilion, though it goes by many names – the plant itself grows to look like a regular dandilion, but the flowers open up at twilight, taking about 15 seconds to go from closed to open.

  • Lachlan

    Rafflesia – when you’re near one in bloom, be sure to smear around your nostrils with durian pulp to disguise the smell ! 🙂

  • Martha

    The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and seems to play dead when you Tickle It.
    Now it can be grow indoors…this video is a must see if you have kids and a gift my kids love.