You probably haven’t seen all of these bizarre plants and fungi in your yard, but maybe they’ll grow on you. Check out these photos of some freaky nature.
Here’s a vegetable you’ll want on your plate. The heads of Romanesco broccoli plants form funky spiral patterns.
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Those definitely aren't peanut butter cups—they're called bird's nest fungi. The "eggs" inside are filled with spores.
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African baobab trees can live for thousands of years. Water stored in their giant trunks helps them survive droughts.
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Dead man's fingers—a kind of fungus—grows on rotting trees (like this one covered in moss). The creepy "digits" absorb energy from decaying wood.
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Insects, beware! Sundew plants produce a sticky substance on their hairs to catch tasty bugs.
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Let's hope the dragon's blood tree is all bark and no bite. A red resin oozes out of its trunk when it's cut.
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Passersby might wish this fungus didn't know how to break out of its shell. The red cage mushroom is super stinky.
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The floating leaves of South America’s giant water lilies can grow over 8 feet (2.5 meters) across—almost twice as long as a ten-year-old kid is tall!
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